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Schools evacuated

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December 02, 2016

Police attended the scene and deemed it safe.

Bourchier St Primary School students were evacuated following a threatening phone call yesterday.

Bourchier St Primary School in Shepparton was one of several schools across Victoria to enact its emergency management plan yesterday morning.

A Victoria Police spokesman said a number of schools across the state received a threatening phone call and those schools evacuated their students as a precaution.

A Shepparton police officer said yesterday the Bourchier St Primary School students were fine.

On the school’s public Facebook page, Bourchier St Primary School acting principal Denise Howley confirmed the hoax call.

‘‘We just wanted to let all of our families know that we had a hoax phone call at school today,’’ she wrote.

‘‘This phone call resulted in us having to evacuate to Shepparton High School.

‘‘The police arrived promptly, and after their investigation quickly deemed our school 100 per cent safe. We were given the all-clear to return to school.

‘‘All our staff and students followed our emergency procedures thoroughly and remained calm for the duration of the evacuation.

‘‘Everyone, especially the children, should be congratulated for the manner in which they conducted themselves today.’’

Anyone with information about the phone calls is urged to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or submit a confidential crime report to www.crimestoppers.com.au

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