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BOMB THREAT @ EVERGREEN SEC SCH, STAFF & STUDENTS EVACUATED

A bomb threat was reported in the morning of 21 July at Evergreen Secondary School, with staff and students evacuated from the premises.

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The police responded to the bomb threat, which was later determined to be false.

Chan Chun Sing’s statement

Staff of Evergreen Secondary School alerted Singapore Police Force early this morning of a bomb threat to the school.

The Police responded swiftly and conducted a thorough sweep of the school compound. The Police have completed their security checks, and determined that it was a false threat.

The school staff and students stayed calm, and carried out their evacuation protocol as planned.

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Parents were informed via Parents Gateway not to send their children to school. All students who were already in school this morning were fully accounted for, and they were asked to return home out of precaution. Teachers are checking in with students on their well-being, and school counsellors are on standby to assist any student if required.

I am glad that all our students and staff are safe, and thank the Police for their swift response.

The safety of our students and staff is paramount, and Ministry of Education, Singapore will not tolerate any threat or action that endangers our schools. Together with the Police, we will take necessary action against anyone who causes public alarm.

Ministry of Home Affairs statement

A bomb threat was reported at Evergreen Secondary School today.

Even though the threat was determined as false, such security threats should be taken seriously.

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It is important to have safety and security protocols in place, and to exercise crisis plans regularly.

When responding to a crisis, remain calm and only refer to official or credible information sources. This will ensure that we do not spread any misinformation that could create unnecessary panic.

As part of the SGSecure movement, the Home Team has been working with various agencies, including Ministry of Education, Singapore and community partners to ramp up emergency preparedness capabilities, particularly for terror attacks.

We can all play a part to be prepared for attacks, as one community.

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