The BOMB threat at Oxford Spiers is considered a scam.
The pupils were sent home from the Oxford School this morning after a “malicious e-mail”.
The school statement stated: “We are following our internal policy and the CfBT Trust and the Thames Valley Police Council to make today’s school a response to the threat that is important, with student and employee security being paramount, while the credibility of the threat is based.
“We would like to thank students, parents and employees for their quiet support of this process.
School has own Security procedure
We will continue to work with the Thames Valley Police for the remainder of the day, and during the weekend we will investigate.
“We will provide further updates during the day and weekend. If you have any further questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
The spokesman for the Thames Valley police confirmed that officers were called today at around 7:55 pm after a “malicious e-mail” report sent to the Spiers Oxford Academy about a “suspicious thing.”
He added: “The officers attended a place and helped the school staff during the inspection of the premises. Nothing was found and the e-mail is considered a scam.
“The school was guided by its own security procedure. An investigation will be conducted to find out the source of harmful communications.
“The officers have since left the premises.”
Possible in coming days others 400 schools across England received threats of a fraudulent bomb suspected of coming from the United States.
It is not yet known whether this incident is linked.
Tony Brett, chairman of the school governor for Oxford Mail, said the incident was spoken by director Marianne Blake.
He said, “She works with the police and, from what I understand, thinks it is very unlikely that this is a credible threat, but it was decided to end the school while the whole building control was in place.
“Child safety is the most important thing and we do not want to have any chances.”
Mr. Brett added that he did not know if the school would be closed all day.
The Oxford Spiers Academy, in Glanville Road, East Oxford, has more than 800 students