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Multiple Schools in Delhi-NCR Receive Bomb Threats, Security Searches

At least six schools in different parts of Delhi-NCR, including several campuses of Delhi Public School, Amity and Mother Mary’s, received emails threatening a bomb attack on Wednesday morning. As a precaution, the schools are being evacuated, and the Delhi Police are conducting a thorough search of the premises, officials said.

A bomb detection unit, bomb disposal team, and team from the Delhi Fire Service have been mobilised to the schools, where they are conducting a search operation.

“Information was received regarding a bomb in Delhi Public School, Dwarka. Delhi Police, Bomb Disposal Squad and fire tenders have arrived on the spot. Search is underway,” Delhi Police said in a statement.

Officials confirmed Mayur Vihar’s Mother Mary’s, Amity Saket and Pushp Vihar, DPS Noida and Sanskriti schools also received similar threats.

“An email regarding a bomb threat was received this morning at Mother Mary’s School, East Delhi Mayur Vihar. The school is being evacuated, and the premises are being thoroughly checked,” police said.

“Initial investigation shows that since yesterday, emails have been sent to many places, and it seems to follow the same pattern, Delhi Police said.

“The mail does not mention a dateline or BCC, which means that one message has been sent to many places. The investigation is ongoing,” it added.

Schools are closed for today as a precautionary measure
“This is to inform you that the school has received an email that threatens the safety and security of the students. As a precaution, we are sending the students back home immediately,” DPS Noida’s principal’s office issued a statement.

“Private commuters, please arrange to collect your child from the school premises as soon as possible at the respective gates. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding,” it added.

Amity Pushp Vihar and Saket have also received bomb threats and have been evacuated as per police instructions. The schools will remain closed for today until further notice, a spokesperson said.

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(Source: HT)

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