Today a threat was made using an online platform to several schools in County Durham. Seaham High School did not receive such a threat. Nevertheless our staff were alerted from Durham County Council and we followed the advice that was given.
We thank our staff for remaining vigilant and calm, and teaching students during a difficult time when online posts via social media caused alarm throughout the North East.
We look forward to seeing all students in school as usual in the morning.
This is the latest update for schools from Durham Constabulary:
Chief Inspector Catherine Clarke, from Durham Constabulary, said: “We can confirm that at this time we believe none of the threats received by schools to date are considered to be credible.
“In the absence of any further threats being received, schools do not need to take any further action.
“If any further threats are received they should be reported immediately to police.
“We are in contact with the schools in our area to give guidance and reassurance.
“More than 100 schools in the North-East region have received the emails and we are working with neighbouring forces to establish the facts and investigate who is responsible.
Anyone with any information that could assist police should contact Durham Constabulary on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.