Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka, experienced a wave of panic when 15 schools received bomb threats via email. The threatening email warned of bombing the schools, causing fear among students and teachers. One of these schools is located near the residence of Karnataka’s Deputy Chief Minister D.K. Shivakumar. Speaking to reporters, Shivakumar stated, “I was watching TV, and I received a threatening email about a school near my house. I came here to inspect.”
Upon receiving the information, the police were immediately informed, and a search operation was initiated in the schools. Bomb disposal squads were dispatched to all the schools that received bomb threats, including those in Whitefield, Koramangala, Basaveshwara Nagar, Yelahanka, and Sadashivanagar. Recognizing the severity of the situation, the police launched a thorough search operation.
Reassurance from Authorities:
CM Siddaramaiah reassured parents, saying, “The police will investigate, and I have directed them to do so. Security measures have been taken, and parents need not worry. I have instructed the police to inspect schools and enhance security. We have received a preliminary report from the police department.”
Home Minister G. Parameshwara stated, “We are verifying the source of the email. We are taking this seriously. I have informed the police to investigate on a priority basis.”
The bomb threats caused anxiety among the school community, and authorities are actively working to ensure the safety and security of students and staff. Investigations are ongoing to trace the origin of the threatening emails.