Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Hoax calls flood schools

Hoax calls flood schools
DH News Service, Bangalore:
The spate of hoax calls warning of bombs planted in City schools continued unabated for the second consecutive day on Monday.

The five schools that were in the thick of the drama were Carmel Convent and Vijaya High School in Jayanagar; Lily Little Rose School in Mico Layout and BET School and St Anthony School in BTM Layout.

Police said miscreants called up the schools and the police control room between 10:30 am and 11 am and said bombs had been planted in the institutions.

Soon chaos reigned at the schools which promptly declared a holiday. Panic stricken teachers, parents and students scrambled for safety. Bomb disposal and sniffer dog squads from the Tilak Nagar, Jayanagar and Mico Layout police stations rushed to the schools and conducted a thorough search before declaring the calls hoax.

Mischief from booth
All the calls were made from a PCO telephone booth. Investigations are on to trace the callers.

Similar hoax bomb calls were made to Kannada cine star Vishnuvardhan and Garuda Mall on Sunday.

Police attributed the calls to mischief mongers who wanted to trigger panic among residents.


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