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'Bomb threat' phone call caused Bourne Grammar School to close



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A school which evacuated its pupils earlier today (Tuesday, October 20) had received a bomb threat phone call, according to the headteacher.

As a result of the threat - which was made using an 'electronic voice' rather than one that could be recognised - police dogs will be used to search the school site this evening.

In a further email sent to parents this afternoon, Jonathan Maddox from Bourne Grammar School gave more detail of "the day's dramatic events" and said: "I have been assured that the credibility of the threat - the source of which has apparently been traced by the police - is exceptionally low.

Bourne Grammar School this morning
Bourne Grammar School this morning

"Nevertheless, police dogs will search the site thoroughly this evening."

The school was evacuated immediately after the threat was received, shortly before 11am, and emergency services were call.

Mr Maddox said he fully expected the school to be open normally tomorrow (Wednesday, October 21) for all pupils.

He added: "I very much wish to commend all students for their outstanding behaviour throughout their extraordinary experience. They conducted themselves sensibly, following the instructions given and were a credit to themselves."



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