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International Schools in Spain Shut Down After Bomb Threats


Mon 18 Dec 2023 | 10:55 PM
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Several international schools in Spain, including British and French institutions, have received electronic messages indicating the presence of bombs in their vicinity, leading to temporary class suspensions.

Noel Jigo, the head of Lycée Français Molière in Zaragoza (northeastern Spain), told Agence France-Presse, "We received an email warning of a bomb last night at 23:00. We informed the police and the French Embassy in Spain. We will not open our doors until the authorities take action."

On Monday morning, the school, which enrolls a thousand students, remained closed as bomb disposal experts were on their way to the scene, according to Jigo.

On Saturday night, the French school, Jules Verne, in Tenerife, Canary Islands, also received a similar threat, according to the head of the primary school, Julien Lobanière, who did not provide additional details.

Parents of students at St. George's British School in Madrid also received a message informing them that the school opened late on Monday because they "received an email in the night stating that a bomb had been planted on their premises."

The school's administration revealed in their message that "several educational institutions in Madrid received the same message," and the police consider it a "series of false reports."

A similar threat targeted Kensington School, a British institution, last week, according to its administration.

Police ruled out any explosion after experts in bomb disposal visited the site.