Anti-vaxxers thought to be behind bomb threat at Cornish school

Anti-Vaxxers are believed to be responsible for a hoax bomb threat at a school in Cornwall.

The threat was reported at Richard Lander School in Truro on November 19, before all students and staff were evacuated.

The police were called and later issued a statement saying the threat was “not believable” and the decision to evacuate was made by the school alone.

CornwallLive reports Covid vaccinations should take place in school today.

The school emailed parents to let them know the threat had been received, the police had been called, and what measures they had taken to protect students and staff.

Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed that a bomb threat had been issued and that an officer was providing advice to school staff.

A police statement said: “We do not believe the threat is credible and any subsequent action, including an evacuation, was a school decision, not a police decision.”

It was said that it did not want to comment further.

Dulcie Tudor, a mother and Cornwall Council member for Threemilestone Chacewater Station, where the school is located, said: “It made me angry. People are very angry – it makes angry big problem because they had to evacuate the school.

“Young people are confronted with anti-vaccination messages. I have two children of my own and have spoken to them about it – it’s worrying.

“What horrific tactics are used by activists for so-called ‘freedom of choice’?”

A message from the school one parent shared with CornwallLive indicated that it was likely to be targeted by anti-Vaxxers for scheduled jab sessions on the premises – and the same thing had happened elsewhere: “Please note that protesters are closing some schools because of their COVID. have attended vaccination days and can also attend the Richard Lander School on the above dates.

“The school will have additional staff and possibly police officers on site at the main entrances and entrances to the school. Please discuss this with your child and if they feel concerned on the way to school they should contact a member of staff to help them. to calm down. ” .

“With regard to possible actions by protesters, please also remind your child that no one should post pictures of other people on social media without their permission and that they should not use their phone as a camera on the school premises.”

Following the incident, the school referred a comment to Cornwall Council which said in a statement: “After the school received a threatening phone call this morning, the school immediately notified Devon and the Cornwall Police.

“The school decided to evacuate the staff and students from the school buildings as a precaution. Parents have since been advised that the students should not be sent home and not picked up.”


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