Watling Street Primary School issued an alert around 9 a.m. this morning, advising parents not to take their children to the premises. Eyewitnesses said West Midlands police quickly attended the scene and responded to the unknown incident. A cordon has been placed around the school, located in Walsall. Social media reports suggest the school is responding to a bomb threat.
A school spokesperson said all children were to stay at home while the incident unfolded.
They added, “We have been advised to ask you to keep your children at home until we have a new update on our situation at school.
“We’ll send a text message as soon as we know when the school can reopen.”
Local news claimed the school was responding to a bomb threat, but this has yet to be officially confirmed.
The full statement read, “We currently have a situation at the school and are not allowed to enter the building while we seek advice.
“We are trying to send an SMS but the website is currently not working.
“If you get to school, please stay in your car or socially distanced on the common.
“We will send you more information as soon as we have it.
“My apologies for any difficulties this may cause.
“Thank you for sharing and informing anyone who will arrive at the school. Thank you.”
A West Midlands Police spokesperson said a statement on the “situation” would be released shortly.
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This notice was published: 2021-04-27 11:48:00