Schools evacuated after bomb threat

19th March 2007, Comments 0 comments

19 March 2007, BRUSSELS - The bomb alert that led to the evacuation of both the Royal Technical Athenaeum (KTA) in Lier and the one in Mechelen on Monday morning turns out to have been a false alarm, and was only intended only for the school in Lier. A Mechelen police spokesperson announced this today.

19 March 2007

BRUSSELS - The bomb alert that led to the evacuation of both the Royal Technical Athenaeum (KTA) in Lier and the one in Mechelen on Monday morning turns out to have been a false alarm, and was only intended only for the school in Lier.  A Mechelen police spokesperson announced this today.

At the end of December last year a similar mix-up caused the evacuation of the wrong school in the region as well.

The bomb threat phone call this morning initially came into the police emergency number 101 and seemed intended for Lier, but since the call could be traced to a phone box on the Katelijnstraat in Mechelen both KTAs were evacuated as a precaution.

A thorough search proved the alert to be a false alarm. Classes resumed as usual in the afternoon.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

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