Threats to Wyke College staff and students ‘a hoax’

Published: Friday 15th January 2016 by KCFM

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Threats made to staff and pupils at Wyke College were a hoax, Humberside Police has confirmed.

The west Hull sixth form college, situated on Bricknell Avenue, was forced to close today (Friday, January 15) after an email was sent causing fear for the safety of staff and students.

Humberside Police began an investigation after its officers received a call from the college at 8.25am but later determined that the threat was one of a number of hoax emails sent to schools and colleges across the UK.

A statement from the force read: “Following initial investigations into threats received at Wyke College in Hull today, Humberside Police believe this to be one of a number of hoax emails sent to educational facilities worldwide.”

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Published: Friday 15th January 2016 by KCFM

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