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QEII headteacher thanks police for 'swift response' following hoax email

Credit: Manx Radio

Police officers on site at school today

QEII High School has thanked police for the 'swift response' after an emergency evacuation yesterday.

Armed officers cordoned off the school, and Peel Castle, after a hoax email was sent which claimed there were explosive devices on the sites.

Searches were conducted and nothing was found.  

There has also been an extra police presence at the school today which has been told it can ‘continue as normal’.

Headteacher Charlotte Clarke has written to parents saying she appreciates that this will have caused concern and has asked parents to get in touch if they require any ‘additional support’.

In an email she said: "We would like to thank the constabulary for their swift response in supporting the school community and ensuring our site is safe.

"There has been extra police presence at the school this morning and we have been reassured that we are able to continue as normal.

"We appreciate that this may have caused concern for our school community." 

Manx Radio has invited the constabulary to provide further comment about yesterday's incidents. This request has been declined.

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