Original article from Kent Live
A school in Whitstable was evacuated today (March 22) after receiving a threat in an email.
Kent Police were called to The Whitstable School shortly after 8am, following reports of a threatening communication.
Pictures emerged this morning showing a number of police cars and vans outside the school on Bellevue Road.
Police dogs were also spotted in the area outside the school.
A spokesman for Kent Police confirmed nothing suspicious was found during its searches and children and staff have since returned to the classroom.
It was earlier reported that children had been taken out of the classroom for more than an hour.
The secondary school has been searched thoroughly by police officers and has been given the all clear.
District Commander Chief Inspector at Kent Police Mark Hedges said: "Kent Police was called to a school in Bellevue Road, Whitstable at 8.20am on Monday, March 22 following a report of a threat made in an email.
"Officers attended and carried out a thorough search of the site.
"Nothing suspicious was found and the school was deemed safe for children and staff to continue as norm."
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Kent Police were called to a 'threat made in an email'
District Commander Chief Inspector Mark Hedges said: 'Kent Police was called to a school in Bellevue Road, Whitstable at 8.20am on Monday 22 March 2021 following a report of a threat made in an email.
'Officers attended and carried out a thorough search of the site. Nothing suspicious was found and the school was deemed safe for children and staff to continue as normal.’
Police have been pictured at the scene