Bomb scare at Nottingham Girl’s High School

The pupils were evacuated

Nottingham Girls’ High School was evacuated this morning at around 9am after a bomb hoax.

Pupils were evacuated to nearby Addison Street, next to the Forest Recreation Ground, where two police cars were parked. Further police officers were seen guarding the Forest Road entrance to the school. A cordon was put in place by police at the junction between Forest Road East and Mansfield Road and moved to free the junction at 9:45am.

Balmoral Entrance to the school

A spokesman from Nottingham Girls’ High School, said: “We received a bomb threat this morning, and the school was immediately evacuated. The buildings were checked by the police and, once they were declared safe, the girls returned to their lessons.”

A resident of Addison Street recalls waking up to sirens and seeing several police cars cordoning off areas of the road. Representatives from the school described the evacuation as “safe, sensible and secure”. Construction workers building a new auditorium on site were also evacuated after being told there was a potential bomb threat. They remained outside while police conducted searches.

Construction near Senior School reception

The students returned to school around 10:30am after police searches found the area was safe. Roads were reopened shortly after. A spokesman from Nottinghamshire Police reported that they “did not take any chances” adding that: “There have been a number of incidents regarding calls to schools over the country over the past few weeks.” Tram services were disrupted by the hoax causing delays between Market Square and Forest but were resumed by 10am.