Threats made to schools across Lancashire

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Hundreds of schools across England received an electronic bomb threat on Monday, causing some to evacuate.

"All schools who received this e-mail have been advised to report the threat to the police which they have been doing".

"The emails inform the school that a bomb has been placed on the grounds and will be detonated if they don't hand over cash".

Northumbria police said the e mails appear to originate from the United States and there is not believed to be any viable threats.

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Police said no bomb disposal units were sent to any of the schools as the threat was "strongly believed" to be a hoax.

We are working with schools to offer reassurance and address any concerns.

A force spokesman said: "Investigations are ongoing and at this stage, we do not believe there to be a credible threat".

The council said they are not aware of any other schools being evacuated.

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"The police then contacted the school, confirmed it was a malicious hoax and that we were safe to return to our school".

There was a national threat made to lots of schools this morning and KKS went into invacutation to ensure the safety of our site.This was in conjunction with CST and the Metropolitan Police.

Police have received a number of reports of threats made to schools across Greater Manchester but have not yet specified the nature of the threats. There have been no arrests.

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