Bomb scare at Scarborough school

Pupils at Graham School were evacuated after staff received an email saying "a bomb would go off in the cafeteria."

By The Newsroom
Monday, 15th May 2017, 11:08 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th May 2017, 2:27 pm
Bomb hoax at a Scarborough school
Bomb hoax at a Scarborough school

Police were called to the school at 8.40am this morning (Monday May 15) following reports of a suspicious call to the school.

Pupils have now returned to classes after both the upper and lower school were evacuated.

In a text message to parents from Graham School, a spokesperson wrote: "This morning, emails were sent to staff at school to say a bomb would go off in the cafeteria.

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"Both upper and lower site were evacuated for safety and police attended at both sites to undertake searches. They have given the all-clear for the return to the school buildings."

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: "On attendance, it was established that the call was a hoax. The incident is currently being investigated by police."

The hoax call was made on the first morning of this year's GCSE examinations.