Friday, April 3, 2009

Bomb Threat at Corozal High and Junior College

Normally, stories about bomb threats do not make the news. But following the various grenade attacks in Belize City, authorities countrywide are taking a closer look at all bomb threats. On Thursday, April 2, classes at Corozal Community College and Corozal Junior College located in San Andres Village were interrupted following a bomb threat that was called into the high school.

According to Corozal Police around 9:55 a.m. a male person called the high school’s secretary and told her to warn the high school’s administration that there was a bomb planted on the high school’s compound. The bomb, according to the male person, would have gone off at exactly 10:20 a.m. and that the high school should be evacuated immediately.

The high school’s principal immediately commenced the evacuation. Corozal Junior College was also evacuated as it shares the campus with the high school. Police were called out to the scene and secured the area until the Belize Defense Force’s bomb experts arrived. After a sweep of the campus, the bomb experts declared the buildings safe around 1:30 p.m. and classes resumed as scheduled. Police are treating the incident as a prank call.

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