St Albans High School sent ‘hoax’ bomb threat

PUBLISHED: 12:11 19 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:05 19 March 2018

St Albans High School for Girls.

St Albans High School for Girls.

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St Albans High School for Girls was sent a fake bomb threat earlier today, one of six schools in Herts which has been sent them.

Herts Police said: “We can now confirm that bomb threats made to seven schools in Hertfordshire are being treated as hoaxes.

“Enquiries are continuing and we are working with other police forces across the country, who have schools in their areas that have also received threats, to investigate who is responsible.

“We take hoaxes extremely seriously. They divert police resources and cause disruption and alarm to the public.

“Anyone with information that may assist the investigation is asked to contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via the non-emergency number 101, quoting ISR 172 of March 19 or report information online at www.herts.police.uk/report.

“Alternatively, you can contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.”

This followed threats being made to Abbots Hill in Hemel Hempstead, Valley School in Stevenage, The Sele School in Hertford, Duncombe School in Hertford, Stanborough School in Watford and St Albans High School.

The police said earlier today: “We are responding to reports of bomb threats at six schools in Hertfordshire. We’d like to reassure local communities officers are in contact with the schools involved and at this stage there is no evidence to suggest these threats are credible.

“A number of schools in other parts of the country have made similar reports to their local police forces.

“We take incidents of this nature extremely seriously and an investigation is underway.”

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I should probably have taken the hint! Walking out into the garden recently an unprecedented flock of thirty or more crows raucously greeted me from the treetops at the bottom of my garden. Cawing and croaking these big, black birds clung clumsily to the top most branches and twigs, jostling and flapping to stay balanced in a constant flurry of feathers. There is always something ominous about crows – they are after all carrion crows, the vultures of the bird world – always watching for scraps and weakness that might mean their next meal.

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