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School evacuated after ‘malicious email’

Smooth operation sees pupils moved to nearby sixth form college

17 March, 2018

A PRIMARY school in Highgate was evacuated yesterday (Friday) after a malicious email involving a bomb threat.

Staff at Brookfield School in Chester Road were alerted to the message by Camden Council.

“We took the decision to evacuate to La Sainte Union as a precautionary measure whilst we waited for further information,” headteacher Mark Stubbings said. “The police then contacted the school, confirmed it was a malicious hoax and that we were safe to return to our school.”

He added: “I’m pleased to say the children were incredibly sensible walking to and from the school and drew lots of compliments from the staff at La Sainte Union. The evacuation ran extremely smoothly.”

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