Bay schools escape threats

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NO THREAT: Police said no Hawke's Bay schools had reported threats that had been made to other schools in the country. PHOTO FILE
NO THREAT: Police said no Hawke's Bay schools had reported threats that had been made to other schools in the country. PHOTO FILE

No Hawke's Bay schools have reported receiving calls of a "concerning nature" today.

Police are currently responding to a number of incidents where schools across New Zealand have received threatening pre-recorded message via phone calls.

One of the schools thought to be affected is Tahatai Coast School in Papamoa.The school has alerted parents the school has received a bomb threat.

Emergency authorities are responding, and it is understood some have been asked to help with crowd control of parents picking up their children.\

On the school's Facebook page warns parents of the threat and says the whole school has been evacuated to Granada Reserve.

The school instructs parents to collect only their child or children from specific staff.A parent told the Bay of Plenty Times her son had been evacuated because of the threat.

A spokesperson for Eastern Police said locally there had been no reported threats.

- Hawkes Bay Today

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