French school threat: Nothing found

2016-01-11 17:23


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Paris - Police on Monday gave the all clear after more than 2 000 high school students in northern France were evacuated after an internet threat.

The threat was posted on Twitter by a young man who claimed to have placed radio-controlled bombs in hidden locations, broadcaster France Info reported.

Shortly after the evacuation, authorities in the Oise prefecture said the national police had not found any suspicious articles on the grounds of the Mireille Grenet school, located nearly 100km north of Paris.

Judicial police were investigating to find the author of the threat and uncover a potential motive.

France has been in a state of emergency for two months since a series of terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13 left 130 people dead.

A man wielding an axe was shot dead outside a Paris police station last week, the latest in a series of incidents that have set the country on edge and prompted a broad debate over security.

Read more on:    france  |  security  |  paris under attack

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.