Caludon Castle school closed over 'bomb hoax'

Caludon Castle school
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A Coventry school has confirmed that it was forced to close following a 'bomb hoax'. Earlier today (June 2) Caludon Castle contacted parents and carers to say that, on police advice, pupils were being sent home.

They had only just returned to school following the May half term and some Year 11 pupils had sat GSCE exams. But, just after lunch, pupils were advised to go home.

In the latest message sent to parents and carers from Sarah Kenrick, the Axholme Road-based school headteacher, explained that the action was taken following a 'bomb hoax'. In it she stressed that police had searched the site and nothing had been found.

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It means that the school can re-open as normal tomorrow. CoventryLive has contacted West Midlands Police about the incident.

There have, in recent months, been a number of similar incidents at other schools in the city as well as in neighbouring Warwickshire.

The full school message

The full message from the headteacher to parents and carers reads:

"I am sure you will have been concerned that our school was closed today. The safety of your children and staff at our school are our main priority.

"At lunchtime, following a threat to our school, which subsequently was identified as a bomb hoax, the school was closed to students and staff. As a precaution, the school site was searched by West Midlands Police, but nothing suspicious was discovered.

"Staff have followed the advice from the police and school will be open tomorrow for everyone as usual. I am proud to say that our students were calm and mature in their response to the school closure.

"Thank you for your support and understanding."

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