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48 schools in Bengaluru receive bomb threats through e-mail

Bengaluru grapples with alarming bomb threats targeting 15 schools via anonymous emails, causing widespread panic among parents. One school also received a threatening call, prompting anxious parents to pick up their children. Basaveshwanagar police responded swiftly, conducting thorough checks. This incident mirrors a previous year's event where 30 schools faced a similar threat that rapidly escalated.

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First Published Dec 1, 2023, 9:39 AM IST

Bengaluru is rocked by a wave of alarming bomb threats directed at 15 schools, instigating panic among educational institutions and parents alike. The threats, conveyed through anonymous emails, cast a pall of fear and uncertainty over several schools in the city, including the Basaveshwar Nagar Nafle School.

The gravity of the situation escalated when a school located in Yelahanka reported receiving a menacing bomb threat call, intensifying concerns among parents regarding the safety of their children. Consequently, many parents rushed to pick up their children from school premises, seeking to ensure their protection in light of the threats.

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The threat has indicated that a bomb has been placed at Neev School in Sadashivnagar, Bengaluru. The school is situated opposite Karnataka's Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar's residence. In response to the threat, parents have arrived at the school and taken their children back home for safety. In the early hour of 6 am, an alarming message landed in the email of Neev School, signalling threats of bombing not only at the Sadashivanagar branch but also at five other school locations. The alarming threats encompassed the Sadashivanagar, Whitefield, and Koramangala branches of Neev school.

Along with the schools situated inside the city, Anekal, on the outskirts of Bengaluru, was also rattled by bomb threats issued via email targeting private schools in the area. The threats targeted Global International School and Green Hood High School near Bannerghatta. Additionally, Ebenezer Dommasandra near Singena Agrahara and Inventure International Schools were also threatened. Promptly responding to the alarming situation, the police swiftly rushed to the affected schools, using both dog and bomb squads to conduct thorough searches of the premises. 

Karnataka Home Minister Dr G Parameshwara stated, "Currently, we have received information about 15 schools receiving threatening emails. Similar threats were reported last year as well. We cannot afford to take any risks; thus, we are thoroughly inspecting these schools and implementing all necessary precautionary measures. Strict action will be taken against individuals making these threatening calls. We are investigating all aspects of the situation."

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Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Dayanand addressed the series of threat calls received by several schools in the city. "We have been informed about these distressing incidents,". The city's bomb disposal squad was promptly dispatched to all schools that reported receiving threats.

Responding swiftly to the crisis, the Basaveshwanagar police mobilized and conducted thorough checks at the affected school premises. This recent spate of threats echoes a distressing occurrence from the previous year when a staggering 30 schools received similar emails daily. Shockingly, upon the opening of the initial email, the number of targeted schools ominously multiplied, escalating the severity of the situation.

Bomb threats were reported at multiple schools across Bengaluru:

Nafel School, Basaveshwar Nagar
Neev Academy, Sadashivnagar
Neev Academy, Koramangala
Neave Academy, Whitefield
Global International, Bannerghatta
Greenhood School, Bannerghatta
Singena Agrahara, Ebenezer Academy
Dommasandra, Inventure International
Vani Vidya Kendra, Basaveshwar Nagar
Chitrakoot Center, Nagadevanahalli
Bhavan Press School, Chamarajpet
Vidyashilpa School, Basaveshwar Nagar
Chitrakoota School, Kengeri
Purnaprajna Society, Sadashivnagar

Multiple schools in Bengaluru receive bomb threats through e-mail vkp

Multiple schools in Bengaluru receive bomb threats through e-mail vkp

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