British School In Delhi Receives Threat Call

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New Delhi:The British School in Delhi’s high-security Chanakyapuri area was locked down for an hour on Thursday after an anonymous caller told the reception “I have an AK-47 and I will kill everyone”.

The school reported the threat to the police around 1pm after which a security drill was initiated. A police official said the facility was cleared and the threat call was declared a hoax. They were trying to identify the caller, he added.

The Chanakyapuri area houses several diplomatic missions including those of the United States, France and Russia. Security in the area was stepped up in November last year after deadly in Paris that killed 129 people.

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“Dear parents, the school was under lockdown for the last 1 hour. The police has given an ‘ALL CLEAR’ and all students and staff are safe. Students have been released in a controlled manner, year wise. Afterschool activities are cancelled. Buses will be delayed by 10-15 mins,” a statement by the school said.