UPDATED: School goes into lockdown after "threat made to pupils"

By Sam Cooper | 21/12/2017

UPDATED: School goes into lockdown after 'threat made to pupils'

A SCHOOL went into lockdown after an anoymous woman called and made threats towards a pupil.

Staff at Netherwood Academy, Wombwell, said police advised them to keep students within school last Wednesday “until the situation was resolved”.

Police said officers attended the school as pupils left at the end of the day “to provide reassurance” and are now trying to identify the school

A statement published on the school website thanked staff, students and parents for their support.

A police spokeswoman said: “As a precaution, officers advised the school to keep everyone inside until they arrived to secure the safety of pupils and staff.

“No-one was injured in the incident and the woman who made the phone call did not attend the school.”

The school reopened as normal on Thursday.

Anyone with any information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 470 of December 20.


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