100 schools in Delhi receive bomb threats; police suspects hoax

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New Delhi: Eighty schools in Delhi received bomb threats via email on Wednesday, as confirmed by officials from the Delhi Fire Services. Atul Garg, Director of Fire Services, stated that more than 60 schools reported receiving the threat, PTI reported.

Meanwhile, Delhi Police’s Special Cell has launched an investigation into the bomb threats targeting several schools. Police officials have indicated that nothing suspicious has been found so far.

Devesh Kumar Mahla, DCP New Delhi, reassured the public, stating, “We’ve thoroughly checked all the schools and found nothing. There is no need to panic.”

Delhi LG VK Saxena, who visited one of the affected schools, has directed the Delhi Police Commissioner to conduct a detailed probe into the bomb threats. He urged parents not to panic and assured them that efforts are being made to ensure the safety of schools and children.

Authorities are conducting comprehensive inspections across all affected schools to guarantee the safety of students and staff. Rohit Meena, DCP South West, explained that multiple schools received threatening emails around 4:15 am, prompting swift action from the police.

Meena emphasised that the decision to close affected schools and send students home was made promptly upon receiving the threatening email. He reassured students and parents, stating that necessary precautions are being taken.

Kaamini Bhasin, Principal of Delhi Public School, Noida, highlighted safety as their top priority. “We received a bomb threat via email. With the safety of our students in mind, we immediately informed the police and sent students home,” she said.

All schools in Delhi that received threat emails have been closed as a precautionary measure, and students have been sent home.

According to police officials, a large number of schools across Delhi received similar bomb threat emails, suggesting a coordinated effort. Investigations into the threats are ongoing.

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