Armagh school evacuated following latest bomb warning

Police PSNI officer scene
Police PSNI officer scene

A primary school in Armagh has been evacuated this morning (Friday) following a bomb warning.

According to police a number of schools have received ‘malicious communications’ today - following a similar series of calls earlier in the week.

Chief Superintendent Garry Eaton said: “PSNI are investigating a further series of malicious communications to schools across Northern Ireland today.

“At this stage there is no information to suggest the incidents are terrorist-related, however enquiries continue to establish the facts. We continue to investigate who is responsible and whether these incidents are linked to similar calls made to seven schools earlier this week.

“Anyone with information should contact police on the non-emergency number 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

The Armstrong Primary School in Armagh has been evacuated after it received a recorded bomb warning this morning.

Children and staff from the school have been moved to safety - at the Crozier Hall at St Mark’s Church with parents urged to have them collected.