Atishi urges parents not to panic as nearly 100 Delhi-NCR schools get bomb threat

Police are also trying to find out the IP address of the emails

 Mother Mary's School Police and fire department personnel outside Mother Mary's School at Mayur Vihar after multiple schools received a bomb threat, in New Delhi, Wednesday, May 1, 2024 | PTI

Around 100 schools in Delhi-NCR received bomb threat eamils on Wednesday morning following which students were sent home, according to TV reports. The Union Ministry of Home Affairs said the threat appears to be a 'hoax'.

Delhi Education Minister Atishi confirmed the development and posted on X, "Some schools have received bomb threats today morning. Students have been evacuated and those premises are being searched by Delhi Police. So far nothing has been found in any of the schools. We are in constant touch with the Police and the schools. Would request parents and citizens not to panic. School authorities will be in touch with parents wherever needed."

Mother Mary School stopped its exams midway after it received the threat. “An email regarding a bomb threat was received this morning at Mother Mary's School, East Delhi Mayur Vihar. The school is being evacuated, and the school premises are being thoroughly checked,” Delhi Police stated.

Other schools that received threats were Delhi Public School in Dwarka, Delhi Public School at Vasant Kunj, Amity International School in Saket, Sanskriti School in Chanakyapuri and Delhi Public School in Noida Sector 30.

Delhi Police along with Bomb Detection Team, Bomb Disposal Squad reached the schools to carry out searches on campus premises. Delhi Fire Service is also on alert.

More schools are said to have got similar mails and it is suspected that a single individual is responsible for all these threats, PTI quoted an officer as saying. Police are also trying to find out the IP address of the emails. They believe that the sender may have used VPN to conceal their identity.

This comes after Chacha Nehru Hospital in Delhi's Shahdara received a bomb threat via email on Tuesday morning.

On Monday, Raja Bhoj International Airport in Bhopal, Dabolim airport in Goa, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata and the Jaipur International Airport received bomb threats

This is not the first time that Delhi Public School branches have received such threats. In February, the Delhi Public School in R.K. Puram had received a hoax bomb threat. In May 2023, the Delhi Public School on Mathura Road had also got a hoax bomb threat via email.


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