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."

Monday, 15th May 2017, 11:08 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th May 2017, 2:27 pm
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.