Schools receive bomb threats

Wynberg Boys' Junior School Photo: www.wynbergboysjunior.org.za
Three schools in the Wynberg area have received bomb threats coupled with demands for cash.

Springfield Convent schools, Wynberg Boys’ Junior and Wynberg Girls’ High have received bomb threats and demands for cash to be delivered to a specified address.

This was confirmed by Penny Boock, spokesperson for Springfield Convent, today, Wednesday July 18.

A letter sent to parents from Springfield Convent read: “A potential bomb threat was made to the school if a deposit of cash was not handed over at a mentioned address by 12 noon on Wednesday 18 July 2018.”

“After much deliberation we decided, purely as a precaution, to close school on Tuesday and today to allow us to ensure the safety of our campus. The safety of our Springfield community is our top priority so we were not prepared to compromise anyone. We brought in explosive detection sniffer dogs this morning who found no explosives. We have increased our security and will continue to be vigilant at all times. We will continue to follow our security procedure and protocols and school will resume tomorrow. We are in contact with the SAPS and Hawks,” said Ms Boock.

Jessica Shelver, spokesperson for the Western Cape Education Department said they do not report on or comment on bomb threats for security reasons.

The Bulletin is investigating further and no other information is available at present.
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