Threat diffused: No bomb at St Joseph's Convents
The Ministry of Education says it is working with law enforcement officers to ensure the safety and security of staff and students at the St Joseph Convent, Port of Spain and St Joseph Convent, St Joseph schools. '
This follows a bomb threat which was received by the schools via email. The subject line said the communique was 'important'. It warned that a student would be sent to school with a bomb, set to go off at 10:00 am local time if $100,000 was not paid to firstname.lastname@example.org. It further noted that if the police were contacted, the bomb would be set off and that any attempt to diffuse the device would cause it to explode.
The Ministry said police bomb disposal experts have conducted the required security protocols and have cleared the compound safe for occupation. The Ministry is further assuring students that the scheduled examinations are not being disrupted.
"Searches are also being conducted on all persons entering the compound for any possible explosive device. School Safety Officers of the Ministry of Education are collaborating with the Police to ensure the safety of all on the compounds," the statement said.