Geneva school cleared after bomb threat

Police are investigating a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of around 2,000 students from a campus of the Geneva International School on Thursday.

Geneva school cleared after bomb threat
A building at the Geneva International School. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The students were ordered to leave the school buildings at La Grande Boissière site, near various UN organizations, after police received an anonymous threat by telephone shortly before 8am, the Geneva cantonal force said.

Police conducted a search of the campus but the inspection yielded no results.

Students of the private school returned to classes at 10am without incident.

Many students at the school are children of employees in Geneva’s international sector, including the UN and its related organizations.

Jorge Villanueva, security chief at the United Nations Office of Geneva, issued an email to UN employees explaining that police were investigating the matter and “we are in contact with them to evaluate the situation”.

The bomb threat comes less than two months after authorities raised a terror alert for Geneva following information received from American intelligence sources.

Two Syrians were arrested over an alleged “explosives plot” but were later released for lack of evidence.


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