POLICE are investigating emails sent to a number schools in the West Midlands and across the Country this morning (Monday 19 March) making bomb threats.
At this stage it is believed they are false and malicious and it is now known if any Schools in Tamworth have received the threats.
At around 9:45am emails started to be sent to schools and colleges across the region making the threat. The emails are believed to be coming from the US.
Humberside police said more than 400 schools and colleges across the country had received emails “claiming a device has been planted and demanding cash”
The threat email reportedly reads: “This is a message to everyone. We have sent in a student with a bomb. The bomb is set to go off in 3 hours time. If you do send $5,000 USD to payments@
“If you do not send the money! We will blow up the device. Our site has all the information needed
“If you try to call the cops we WILL blow up the device on the SPOT! ANY attempt at defusing it your self will cause it to explode.”
It is then followed by Arabic writing.
There is nothing to suggest there is any credible threat to any of the schools.
#UPDATE We are investigating after schools across the region received bomb threats this morning. At this stage, there is nothing to suggest that there is any credible threat to any of the schools. Remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to us by calling 101. pic.twitter.com/pVgRrmzIfP
— West Midlands Police (@WMPolice) March 19, 2018
Walsall College in the West Midlands has been evacuated.
The Streetly Academy in Birmingham as an extra precaution have sight-checked all bags.
In London, some schools were evacuated after receiving what the Metropolitan police described as “malicious communications”.
Anyone reading this and worrying, it’s an email and it is a Hoax. My school received it alongside a number of others. pic.twitter.com/CuQB8LbafE
— Joe (@joe_t_93) March 19, 2018
A police investigation is on-going to find those responsible.
Police would ask the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to police by calling 101.