CoP: Bomb threat investigated, schools declared safe

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith is advising members of the public that police officers have thoroughly investigated bomb threats made against several schools and these institutions have now been declared safe for occupation by teachers and students.

The Commissioner and a team of officers visited St. Mary’s College, St. Joseph’s Convent, Port of Spain, Fatima College, Holy Name Convent, and St. Joseph Convent, St. Joseph.

This, after several bomb threats were made against these schools today, Friday 24th May, 2019. Commissioner Griffith is advising members of the public to use social media more responsibly, as at the time when persons were sharing the post, police officers were actively engaged in investigating these threats.

This undue panic resulted from one individual’s decision to share the post on social media.

The CoP says some people may use these incidents as a way of self-promotion or to achieve a sense of self-importance by sharing information on social media, however, this has only led to increased anxiety and panic among students, parents and staff at these schools, as many students are sitting their examinations today.

Commissioner Griffith says persons should not trivialize any bomb threat and he is strongly advising persons that upon receiving such a threat, that they should immediately make a report to the police so that relevant protocols for investigating the authenticity of such threats can be activated.

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