Police seek to reassure communities after ‘hoax’ bomb threat email sent to West Midlands schools


West Midlands Police have issued a statement regarding what are believed to be hoax bomb threat messages that were sent to a number of schools and colleges across the region this morning (Monday 19th March).

Key points:

  • The emails are believed to be a “false and malicious” hoax
  • The force has said that there is nothing to suggest any credible threat to any schools
  • We have not heard of any schools or colleges across the South West Birmingham area receiving any threat (Get in touch if your school was affected)
  • If you’re concerned about future threats, ask your child’s school what their protocol for safeguarding their pupils is in such an event and make sure they have up to date contact details for you

Full statement from West Midlands Police:

“We are investigating emails sent to a number of schools in the West Midlands this morning (Monday 19 March) making bomb threats − At this stage it is believed they are false and malicious.

“At around 9:45am emails started to be sent to schools and colleges across the region making the threat.

“There is nothing to suggest there is any credible threat to any of the schools.

“A police investigation is on-going to find those responsible.

“We would ask you to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to police by calling 101.”


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