Bomb threat to schools

Three schools in the suburbs of Tambaram and Chrompet declared a holiday on Wednesday after a school received a phone call threatening to bomb its premises, causing panic among students and teachers. At 8.40 am on Wednesday, a staff at Seethadevi Garodia Hindu Vidyalaya in East Tambaram received a call threatening that a bomb had been planted in the school. It would explode in three hours, the caller warned. The news of the threat spread like a wildfire. Parents, who were in a state of panic and were visibly weeping, rushed to the school and took their children back home after a holiday was declared. By 10.30 am, the parents had thronged schools like Vivekananda Vidyalaya and St Paul’s School. According to the police, parents insisted that a holiday be given in spite of the fact that the schools had not received any threat. Following this, these two schools too declared a holiday on Wednesday, the police said.

4 Comments so far

  1. AgedMadrasi (unregistered) on October 5th, 2006 @ 2:58 am

    LTTE inspired and MDMK blessed ?

    I Love Chennai …

  2. nandhu (unregistered) on October 5th, 2006 @ 6:39 am

    this was just a prank call that people took too seriously. in fact, police suspect a young caller. may be it reflects the paranoia prevelant in the city. well, may be.

  3. SamY (unregistered) on October 5th, 2006 @ 10:37 am

    its high time the police track these prank calls and make the guy public … punishment of shame such incidents should not go unchecked … it maybe fun for some but not at the cost of others … the guy who did that needs a lesson

  4. Thad E. Ginathom (unregistered) on October 5th, 2006 @ 7:43 pm

    Prank callers do get caught. I think the guy who delayed the president’s plane was caught on a security camera making the call from a PCO?

    And people who are stupid enough to do this sort of thing as a joke are often stupid enough to use their own cell phones.

    That’s the jokers: they are just idiots. The terrorists who realise that a hoax call creates the same amount of panic and fear with little effort on their part; they are a very low form of life indeed.

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