…after bomb threats made
Mae’s schools on Monday were forced to suspend classes until Wednesday after threats of bombing were made to the educational institution over the weekend via social media.
According to a statement issued by the school’s administration, the duration of the suspended classes is uncertain.
“The extent of this shutdown is uncertain at this time. As soon as the logistics are in place for the resumption of classes, you will be informed accordingly via print and electronic media” the school’s administration stated.
Even though the Guyana Police Force stated that there is no real significance
behind the issued threats, the school is taking no chances as it posited that safety and security of the students and staffs are of much importance.
When this publication visited the school on Monday, parents were seen briskly entering the school’s compound to collect their children. Police personnel were also present at the scene where they brought out a sniffer dog to conduct a clean search of the school’s premises to ensure that no harmful devices were planted.
The school’s shutdown affected students from playgroup to the secondary department.
Last week, parents of students attending School of the Nations protested at the Public Security Ministry’s office in Brickdam, Georgetown, after similar threats were issued to the school’s administration but not much information was forthcoming from the police.
It was related by the parents that they are willing to give a reward to anyone with information which would lead to the arrest of the proprietors so as to be sure that their children’s lives are not at risk.
The Guyana Police Force is investigating. This is the fifth educational institution to have been disrupted by bomb threats.