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Number of primary schools evacuated after phone threats

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A NUMBER of schools across Scotland have been evacuated after receiving phone threats.

Police Scotland says the threats “do not appear to be credible” but steps have been taken to ensure children’s safety and search the buildings affected.

A full list of schools involved is not yet known but it is reported that East Kilbride’s Canberra Primary, Carluke Primary and Dunrobin Primary, Airdrie were evacuated earlier today.

Parents and guardians of pupils at all schools affected will be contacted by their local authority.

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson said: “A number of schools across the central belt have received a threat via the telephone. Police Scotland would like to reassure the public that at present these do not appear to be credible threats, however they are being taken seriously.

“Staff and police are working with local authorities and are currently searching school buildings. Some schools as a precautionary measure, have been evacuated. Signficant enquiries are under way.”

It has also been reported that some schools in Northern Ireland have received similar threats, although it is not known if the incidents are connected.

Yesterday, thousands of pupils across England and Wales had their school days disrupted due to anonymous bomb threats.