Tension mounted at a few schools following an anonymous e-mail sent to a few schools with the bomb threat.
The email sent to schools said that the threat should not be considered as a joke. Inform police immediately and don’t take this lightly. If you do so you will be responsible for the deaths, the mail read.
Following the intimation from school authorities police sprung into action and visited the schools. A technical team is said to be probing the mail trail.
The police are combing the schools near Hebbagodi in Bengaluru. Bombs have been found by the bomb disposal squad. The police had cleared the staff and children from the schools.
Considering that it was the board examination, the police ensured that the exams were unperturbeded. The schools that received the threat are Delhi Public School, Sulakunte, Gopalan International School, Mahadevapura, New Academy School, Marathahalli, Ebenezer International School, Electronics City, St Vincent Pallotti School, Hennur and Indian Public School, Govindapura.
Bomb squad and sniffer dogs were pressed into service to detect and diffuse the bomb, if found.
Dr Subramanyeshwara Rao, Additional Commissioner of Police (Bengaluru East) felt that the email is mostly a hoax threat. However, we are taking it seriously and are not taking any chances.