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A number of Hull schools are understood to have launched lockdown procedures this afternoon after reports of emails containing a “threat to child safety”.

Parents at schools including St George’s Primary, in St George’s Road, west Hull and nearby Chiltern Primary, off Gordon Street, later received messages from the schools informing them that police had determined the threats were a hoax.

A message received by a parent at St George’s Primary School read: “Earlier this afternoon a number of Hull schools received an email threatening child safety. We informed the police and used our lockdown procedures. The police have now informed us that the email is a hoax. We will be dismissing children as we do every day at the usual time.”

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It is understood that parents at Boulevard Academy, which is nextdoor to Chiltern Primary, were also informed about the hoax threat. The secondary school is believed to have made changes to its procedures for releasing children at the end of the day, before confirming to parents that police had said the threats were a hoax.

Humberside Police have been contacted for comment and more information will follow.


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