Barrhead High School searched after receiving malicious communication

Barrhead High School
Barrhead High School

A southside school was on the point of evacuation this morning after receiving a malicious communication.

Barrhead High was flooded by police officers following the hoax, which was being treated seriously given the events only hours before in Manchester.

An East Renfrewshire Council spokesperson said: “A malicious communication was received by one of our schools and police were contacted in line with our procedures. This was thoroughly investigated and was shown to be unfounded. Pupils remain in class as normal. Parents have been contacted.”

Nobody from the council would elaborate on the nature of the ‘malicious communication’ or the information it contained.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “Police are treating as malicious a threatening communication sent to Barrhead High School, Aurs Rd, Barrhead, around 10am this morning (Tuesday, May 23).

“Police carried out a search of the school and nothing suspicious was found. The school was not evacuated.”

The Extra believes that officers are following a definite line of enquiry.

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