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Uttar Pradesh: Lucknow schools receive bomb threats, children sent home

After Delhi and Jaipur, three schools in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow received bomb threats via email on May 13, children and staff members were evacuated. Bomb threats were reported at 4 schools in Jaipur, Rajasthan, and at least 3 schools in the Gomti Nagar of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh via email on Monday prompting fear and panic among both school staff and students. The bomb scare was later deemed a hoax by UP Police.” The same email address was used to send the threat emails. The ATS and the cyber unit are looking into it,” the police stated.

Upon receiving the information, police and bomb disposal teams promptly arrived at the schools to commence their investigations. additionally, it’s noteworthy to mention that news of bomb threats in Lucknow emerged hours following similar emails received by 4 schools in Jaipur, Rajasthan. In the Jaipur incident, authorities have confirmed that while investigations are ongoing to apprehend the sender, there have been no reported casualties. “We received a report regarding a bomb threat, and the school premises have been thoroughly inspected… thus far, only one school (Vidya Ashram) has received such threats… As of now, our search has yielded no evidence.” Stated Jaipur Police Sub Inspector Prakash Kumar. In the meantime, Vibgyor High School, the LPS PGI branch, and St. Mary’s School were among the Lucknow institutions that the threatening emails were directed towards.

The police claim that the emails threatening to set off bombs on school property were sent to the schools. After a thorough examination, no suspicious items were discovered in the schools. The inquiry to find out where these menacing emails are coming from has been taken over by cyber cell and further investigations are going on. Authorities further stated that while threats directed at schools in Delhi originated from a mailing service situated in Russia, threats targeting hospitals and two additional locations on Sunday “beeble.com” located in Europe.

NEWS – PREETI CHAUHAN.

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