There were no explosive devices found at Bishops High School following an inspection of the building today by experts from the Guyana Fire Service and the Guyana Police Force. This is according to a usually reliable source.
The source said that classes were canceled today to facilitate the work of bomb specialists. Guyana Standard was reliably informed that classes will resume on Thursday morning.
The source explained that as of now, both the false report from last evening and the bomb threat this morning will be investigated.
The source was asked by Guyana Standard, whether there might be a link to the fire set at Christ Church Secondary. The source explained that while the threats should be taken seriously, there is no indication at this juncture of the investigation to draw a nexus between the two incidents.
This morning, Bishop’s High School was evacuated after an anonymous caller contacted the Guyana Fire Service claiming that there were bombs all over the school. Firefighters and the Guyana Police Force were called in.
The Guyana Fire Service said, “We received a false report of a fire at the Bishop’s High School at 22:15 hours last evening. When firefighters responded no fire or smoke was seen in or around the building.”
Soon after, parents were advised to uplift their children. Students were reportedly told that there was an impromptu fire drill by teachers with the aim of alleviating any form of chaos.
Officials at the Ministry of Education, including Chief Education Officer Sadam Hussain, were also on-site speaking to the school’s principal and administration.
The fire department said that it responded to a report received at 9:09 AM which alleged that a bomb was planted at the Bishop’s High School.