School evacuated after bomb threat as police scramble to scene

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Hundreds of students have been evacuated and a school placed under shutdown following a bomb threat.

Police scrambled to Stoke Newington School in Hackney, London, after staff received the malicious threat.

Footage from the scene shows dozens of people leaving the premises as a police van and car are parked outside.

A large police cordon is in place as officers and specialists investigate the threat.

A spokesman for Hackney Police said: “At 11:55hrs on Thursday, 10 December, police were contacted by staff at a school in Clissold Road, Stoke Newington #Hackney.

“The school had received a bomb threat. The school was evacuated and officers are in attendance.

“Cordon are in place whilst police investigate.”

All students were told to leave the school following the threat and have now been sent home for the day, the local council said.

A spokesman for Hackney Council said: "Stoke Newington School is closing early today following an incident.

"Staff and students have been evacuated, and the police are completing checks of the building.

"Clissold Road and Clissold Leisure Centre are also closed. Please avoid the area while the closure is in place."

Parents of children at the school have said that pupils have been evacuated to the nearby Clissold Park, My London reported.

One parent said: "I got a message from my child saying the police are outside the school and everyone has to go to the park."

Another said: "My son said they’re all safe in park but none of the teachers know what’s going on."

Stoke Newington School is a secondary school and sixth form college with over 1,300 students enrolled.

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