Five Paris schools given all-clear after bomb threat evacuation

Five Parisian schools that were evacuated Tuesday after receiving bomb threats were declared safe by police, the city's school authority said. However, one school was still being searched.

The Academie de Paris said in a statement that the students were safe and the schools had followed their emergency security plans. It added that classes had resumed in at least two of the schools.

Students in the six schools had been evacuated mid-morning while police bomb squads searched the premises. Local newspaper Le Parisien had reported that students waited in courtyards and on the streets.

Paris has been under high alert due to a series of terrorist attacks that began in January 2015. France has been in a state of emergency since the latest attacks in November.

Last update: Tue, 26/01/2016 - 16:31

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