Second school evacuated after bomb threat with children sent home

St Thomas Aquinas Secondary is the second to be targeted with a malicious call within 24 hours.

Second school evacuated after bomb threat at St Thomas Aquinas in Glasgow with children sent home Google Maps

A second school in Glasgow has been evacuated over a bomb threat.

Pupils were sent home from St Thomas Aquinas Secondary in Broomhill after a malicious and threatening phone call was made to the secondary school on Thursday, Police Scotland said.

It comes just a day after a similar incident at nearby Corpus Christi Primary School saw the building evacuated.

Specialist officers attended the incident on Mitre Road after the call was made at around 11.50am.

The evacuation disrupted the last five minutes of a Nat 5 English exam.

A search was carried out in conjunction with Glasgow City Council and pupils were allowed to return to school in the afternoon.

Anyone sitting the exam was allowed extra time to finish when they returned.

STV News understands that a mobile number has been passed on to investigating officers.

Police are looking to trace the person responsible.

A spokeswoman for the force said: “Officers were called to an incident, believed to be a malicious call made to  St Thomas Aquinas School, Mitre Road, Glasgow around 11.50am on Thursday, May 12, 2022.

“A search is being carried out in conjunction with the local authority.

“Enquiries are ongoing to locate whoever is responsible. 

“Police Scotland take hoax calls extremely seriously. They divert police resources and cause disruption and alarm to the public. Anyone with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

A council spokeswoman said: “All pupils and staff are safe and the school followed the correct procedures and called police to attend straight away.

“Everyone was allowed back into the building following an extensive search but it caused a lot of disruption as exams are currently being held.”

Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Primary in Knightswood was evacuated on Wednesday after a hoax call was made at 12.10pm.

Pupils were returned to classes once the area was confirmed as being safe following a search by specialist police officers and council staff.

A spokeswoman for Glasgow City Council said: “Everyone at the school is safe and pupils and staff were evacuated as a precaution and families kept informed following the incident.

“School staff acted quickly to follow the correct procedures and alerted police straight away.”

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