PW Botha College evacuated after false bomb scare

Kobus Koekemoer, PW Botha’s schools safety officer leads the learner off the rugby field back to class. Photo: Myron Rabinowitz

Police combed the school buildings for 45 minutes but found nothing and declared the school safe.

PW Botha College in George, Western Cape, has been evacuated after someone phoned the 10111 emergency number, saying there was a bomb at the school on Friday.

A staff member of PW Botha told the George Herald that the police immediately notified the school about the bomb threat and that the bomb squad and dog units were on their way. Everyone was instructed to leave the building.

The school was immediately evacuated, and the learners assembled on the rugby field in accordance with their bomb drill training.

The learners were then moved into the shade on the grandstand.

Police combed the school buildings for 45 minutes but found nothing and declared the school safe.

The learners returned to class at 10.50am.

The schools safety officer Kobus Koekemoer said the evacuation process was orderly.

“Everybody carried out their tasks as per the prescribed procedure.”

Police are investigating.

– Caxton News Service



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