Panic spread across several schools in the East Coast Road (ECR) and Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR) in Chennai on Tuesday after a bomb call was received by the police control room.
Sources in the bomb disposal squad told The News Minute that the call had been confirmed as a hoax and around 11 schools have shut down for the day. Sources also said that the number from which the hoax call was made is being traced.
Reports from other parts of the city suggest that worried parents rushed to the schools to collect their children after the messages spread on various networks. Many schools in other parts of the city shut down as parents rushed to the schools.
"The bomb call was about a specific school in San Thome. But the panic spread to other schools through social media. It seems to be a hoax call, but we are veryifying where the call came from," a top police officer told The News Minute.
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