Police have confirmed it responded to calls claiming that bombs had been placed in two Sussex primary schools.
The calls came in shortly after 9am today (8 March) to Bersted Green primary school in Laburnum Grove, Bognor Regis and Castledown primary school in Priory Road, Hastings, both of which were evacuated and searched, a spokesperson said.
Superintendent Carwyn Hughes said: “The calls were received by the schools just minutes apart. They show similarities to a number of calls that were received at other schools in the UK.
“The calls remain under investigation as malicious hoaxes.
Superintendent Hughes added: “Any parents concerned about their children should contact the school they attend or the local education authority for further advice and information while the matter is further investigated.
“If any threat is received by a school, please contact police on 999.”
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