Bengaluru: Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president D K Shivakumar has confirmed that the school under his ownership has received a bomb threat. It has turned out to be a hoax.
As the school opened today, the management noticed the e-mail from an unknown person, claiming that a bomb has been planted in the school.
Soon the police were alerted following which they reached the spot with bomb disposal and dog squad.
The school was quickly evacuated, and the police thoroughly searched the premises and declared the threat a hoax.
As news about the bomb threat spread, panic-stricken parents rushed to the school to enquire about the safety of their children.
The school management told parents to avoid panic as the pupils and faculty have been shifted to another unit of their school.
Home Minister Araga Jnanendra said the police were on their job and will trace the whereabouts of the person who sent the mail to the school.
Earlier in the day. addressing the media DKShi said, “When the staff (teaching and non-teaching) arrived at the school today morning, they found an email, stating that a bomb has been planted on the school premises”.
Further, he added, “Immediately, everybody has been shifted to a safe zone. Police Commissioner and his team of police have rushed to the school to assess the situation”.
(With inputs from PTI)