Police issue statement following hoax bomb threats

West Midlands Police response car

Police have launched an investigation after bomb threats were sent to a number of schools in Birmingham this morning.

In a statement West Midlands Police said:

“Police are investigating emails sent to a number schools in the West Midlands this morning (Wednesday 28 March) making threats – at this stage, it is believed they are false and malicious.

At around 9:45 am emails started to be sent to schools and colleges across the region making the threat.

There is nothing to suggest there is any credible threat to any of the schools.

We take hoaxes extremely seriously. They cause disruption and alarm to the public as well as diverting police resources.”

They added: “Schools are some of the safest and most secure public spaces with well-rehearsed safety plans in place to deal with a range of emergencies. Staff are highly trained and the well-being of students is their top priority.

A police investigation is on-going to find those responsible.

We would ask you to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to police by calling 101.”

Schools across Plymouth and Cornwall have also had the same problem today so it would seem this has been sent as a bulk mail to schools across the country again.