IMPORTANT: EMERGENCY EVACUATION

Monday 9 November 2015

Charleston Academy and the Community Centre Complex were evacuated earlier this morning following a phone call involving a bomb threat.

Police Scotland were alerted at 9:15am and after listening to a recording of the call advised that the school be evacuated. Police attended the school to carry out enquiries and confirmed that the call was not genuine and was assessed to be a hoax. Staff and pupils were allowed back into school at 10:20am.

Police Scotland are continuing with their enquiries. Please see their statement below:

Mr Chris O’Neill

Police Scotland Statement

At about 09:15 hours today (Monday 09 November 2015), police in Inverness received a report of a bomb threat directed at Charleston Academy, which is located in the Kinmylies area.

The school was evacuated to allow for enquiries by local officers until it was confirmed that the call was not genuine and was assessed to be a hoax. At 10:19 hours, the staff and pupils were allowed back into the school.

Enquiries into the matter remain ongoing at this time and officers would ask if anyone has any information about the incident that they contact Police Scotland on 101.

It should be noted that hoax calls which involve the emergency services are taken extremely seriously and if found to be malicious may result in a person or persons being reported to the Procurator Fiscal.

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