Nottingham Girls School Receives Bomb Hoax Call

4 February 2016, 14:22 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Bomb Hoax Nottingham Girls High School

Police in Nottingham say they're investigating after a bomb threat was made to a school in the city this morning.

Nottingham Girl's High School in the Arboretum was evacuated - but are back in lessons now.

Susan Gorham, Headteacher at Nottingham Girls’ High School told Capital.

"Nottingham Girls’ High School on Arboretum Street received a hoax bomb threat this morning, the police were alerted and the school was immediately evacuated. The girls were safely escorted to our evacuation point in a calm and orderly fashion and parents were informed of the situation.

"As a matter of routine for such an incident, all school buildings were thoroughly checked by the police and, once they were declared safe, the girls returned to their lessons and the school day continued as normal.

"The School has measured and well-rehearsed procedures for dealing with these potential incidents, and our staff and girls handled the situation in a composed and exemplary way. Our priority is always the safety of our girls and staff and we will always take any threat seriously and respond appropriately.” 

William Tooley from Nottingham had his tram diverted as a result of the school evacuation.