Secondary school is evacuated and children sent home after staff receive ‘malicious communication’

A secondary school in Cardiff has been evacuated and children have been sent home after staff received a ‘malicious communication’.

Pupils at Radyr Comprehensive were told to leave the premises ‘as a precaution’ as officers responded to a call at around 11.15am today.

One parent, whose two children attend the school, said a fire alarm was sounded during break time and the students were told to leave the site immediately.

They added: ‘There were around five police vehicles including two vans. We haven’t been told what has happened or why the school needed to be evacuated.’

On behalf of the school and Cardiff Council, a spokeswoman said: ‘South Wales Police has been in attendance at Radyr Comprehensive School and dealing with an ongoing incident relating to a malicious communication received by the school.’ 

Pupils at Radyr Comprehensive in Cardiff were told to leave the premises 'as a precaution' as officers attended the incident at around 11.15am today

Pupils at Radyr Comprehensive in Cardiff were told to leave the premises 'as a precaution' as officers attended the incident at around 11.15am today

Pupils at Radyr Comprehensive in Cardiff were told to leave the premises ‘as a precaution’ as officers attended the incident at around 11.15am today

An earlier post from Radyr Comprehensive, which teaches around 1,300 pupils, pictured above

An earlier post from Radyr Comprehensive, which teaches around 1,300 pupils, pictured above

An earlier post from Radyr Comprehensive, which teaches around 1,300 pupils, pictured above

She added: ‘The school acted promptly and efficiently and has been evacuated as a precaution.’ 

David Lloyd, who lives nearby, added he saw ‘lots of police driving towards the school’ when he was walking his dog this morning.

He added: ‘It’s really uncommon so I was baffled but everybody seemed calm. I don’t know what has happened but they dealt with the situation quite quickly.’

Police were seen standing guard outside the school after all pupils and several staff members evacuated the building today. 

Radyr Comprehensive, which teaches around 1,300 pupils, said ‘further details will be provided later in the day.’

A statement added: ‘We have had to send all the children home today. 

One parent, whose two children attend the school, said a fire alarm was sounded during break time and the students were told to leave the site immediately. Pictured: The scene

One parent, whose two children attend the school, said a fire alarm was sounded during break time and the students were told to leave the site immediately. Pictured: The scene

One parent, whose two children attend the school, said a fire alarm was sounded during break time and the students were told to leave the site immediately. Pictured: The scene

Police were seen standing guard outside the school after all pupils and several staff members evacuated the building today

Police were seen standing guard outside the school after all pupils and several staff members evacuated the building today

Police were seen standing guard outside the school after all pupils and several staff members evacuated the building today

In a letter to parents, the school's headteacher apologised for the 'inconvenience caused'

In a letter to parents, the school's headteacher apologised for the 'inconvenience caused'

In a letter to parents, the school’s headteacher apologised for the ‘inconvenience caused’

‘Further details will be provided later in the day. The buses have been called and children will be boarding soon. Children who walk to school will be leaving the site at 11.15am.’ 

In a letter to parents, the school’s headteacher apologised for the ‘inconvenience caused’.

He asked parents to only get in touch with the school if their children are unable to get home.       

A statement from South Wales Police earlier said: ‘Officers is currently in attendance at Radyr Comprehensive. and dealing with an on-going incident.

‘The school has been evacuated as a precaution. More information will be released when available and appropriate.’ 

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