Original article from Kent Live
A secondary school in Thanet has been evacuated after a hoax bomb alert.
King Ethelbert School in Birchington-on-sea was evacuated shortly after midday today (May 12) following a ‘hoax call’.
A letter from the headteacher to parents said they were confident that they had identified the culprit.
Kent Police confirmed a search has been carried out on the site and enquiries were ongoing.
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Vicky Wells, headteacher at King Ethelbert school commended staff and students for the way they dealt with the ‘stressful situation.
A letter sent to parents said: “As you may have heard, we have had a serious incident in school today involving a hoax call about a bomb. The school was immediately evacuated and the police attended.
“We are working with the police and are confident that we have identified the culprit. The police are confident that the whole school have dealt with this in the best possible way and the whole community were kept completely safe at all times.
"I would like to commend the staff and students for the calm and sensible way that they responded to the stressful situation.
"I send my thanks to parents and carers for your patience while we dealt with situations prior to this communication. As always safety is our priority
A spokesman from Kent Police added: "Officers attended and a search was carried out of the site.
"The incident is being treated as a hoax and enquiries are ongoing."