Hampshire schools warned not to evacuate over '˜malicious email'

Teachers have been warned by police not to evacuate pupils after a '˜malicious' email was sent to multiple schools in the county.

Wednesday, 28th March 2018, 3:35 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th March 2018, 3:40 pm
Police are investigating

Schools across the country have received the messages, it has been reported.

Hampshire police confirmed schools in the area had received messages – but did not say which schools had been contacted.

A police spokeswoman said: ‘We are aware of an email which has been sent to a number of schools in Hampshire this morning.

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‘At this time we are treating the e-mails as malicious.

‘We are not advising schools to evacuate.

‘The reports are being investigated and will link in to what is believed to be a wider series across the country.’