Northampton primary school evacuated after anonymous bomb threat

Thorplands Primary School
Thorplands Primary School
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A primary school in Northampton was evacuated after a bomb threat was made today.

Thorplands Primary School was one of a number of primary schools and secondary schools in the country that received an anonymous phone call this morning.

A letter sent home to parents states the school received a phone call at 11am that represented a “security threat”.

All children were evacuated on to the school field and the police were called.

Officers investigated the building and pupils were then allowed back in to the school at noon.

Writing in the letter, headteacher Angela Pratt said: “We would like to assure you that the children’s safety was paramount at all times. We kept them happy and occupied whilst we were outside in the morning sunshine.”

Schools in Kent, Surrey and Cambridgeshire were all evacuated this morning after a series of anonymous bomb threats were made.

A Northamptonshire Police spokesperson said: “Police were called to an incident at Thorplands Primary School at about 11am this morning (23 May) following a security alert at the school.

“The building was evacuated as a precautionary measure after staff put school procedures in place and moved pupils outside to the playing fields. However, following a thorough investigation, no issues were found and the school was able to return to normal business within a couple of hours.”