Roscommon secondary school evacuated over 'bomb threat' this morning 1 week ago

Roscommon secondary school evacuated over 'bomb threat' this morning

Students and staff at a Co Roscommon secondary school were this morning forced to leave the premises over a bomb threat.

Over 600 pupils and staff were evacuated from St Nathy’s College in Ballaghaderreen shortly before 9am, reports the Irish Mirror.

Parents received a text message around 8.30 this morning asking them to collect their children.

School buses were instructed to bring students home again and the decision was made to close the school.

A suspicious phone call stating that a device had been left on the premises was made this morning, a school spokesperson said.

A number of Gardaí attended the school and conducted a search but nothing was found.

It is now understood that the bomb scare was a hoax.

A Garda spokesperson said that the incident was resolved before 11am this morning.

An investigation into what happened is now being carried out.

Mock examinations for the Junior and Leaving Cert were due to take place today at St Nathy’s, which is one of the biggest secondary schools in the county.