PUBLISHED: 13:43, Tue, Oct 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 15:30, Tue, Oct 20, 2020
Bourne Grammar School evacuated as Lincolnshire police move staff and students to safety (Image: googlemaps)
Pupils were taken outside onto the playing fields of Bourne Grammar School in South Road, Bourne, at around 11am, a parent of one of the students told the Rutland and Stamford Mercury. Inspector Gary Stewart, of Lincolnshire Police, said there were a number of police officers at the school. He said: "We are responding to an incident at the school and have a number of officers at the scene."
A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police later added: “We are in attendance at Bourne Grammar School in South Road, Bourne, following a call this morning reporting a suspicious phone call to the school.
“Emergency services are in attendance, and as a precautionary measure, all pupils and staff at the school have been safely evacuated.
“Members of the public should avoid the area while emergency services attend.