Sunday, August 20, 2017

Students evacuated after bomb threat

A bomb threat lead to the evacuation of more than 22,000 students and administrators from schools in Nizhnevartovsk in the Khanty-Mansiysk autonomous district.

An anonymous youth called the police on Tuesday, warning that a bomb was planted in one of the schools in Nizhnevartovsk. The caller did not identify exactly which school, leading authorities to evacuate all students from the district schools, Itar-Tass reports.

Police were put on the alert and traffic police helped cordon off all roads leading to the school while bomb sniffing dogs searched all the school buildings.

Spreading false information about a terrorist attack is illegal in Russia an can carry a fine of $6,000 or three years in prison, according to Itar-Tass.