Delhi-NCR schools on edge as coordinated bomb threats unfold

The targeted schools, including prestigious institutions like Delhi Public School, Amity, and Mother Mary’s, were forced to take immediate precautionary measures. Classrooms were hastily evacuated, and students were sent home to ensure their safety while bomb disposal squads and fire service personnel conducted thorough searches of the premises.

A wave of panic gripped the Delhi-NCR region on Wednesday morning as at least eight prominent schools received emails threatening bomb attacks on their premises. The disturbing threats, which appeared to follow a similar pattern, prompted swift action from authorities.

The targeted schools, including prestigious institutions like Delhi Public School, Amity, and Mother Mary’s, were forced to take immediate precautionary measures. Classrooms were hastily evacuated, and students were sent home to ensure their safety while bomb disposal squads and fire service personnel conducted thorough searches of the premises.

However, the situation at DPS Noida 122 added another layer of confusion and distress. It was not on the list of schools that received the threats, and the administration did not inform parents about the situation, leaving many families in the dark about the potential danger their children faced.

Initial investigations by the Delhi Police revealed a concerning pattern – the threatening emails seemed to be part of a coordinated effort, with similar messages sent to various locations since the previous day.

In Noida, the local police force took immediate cognizance of the situation, deploying personnel around DPS Noida and implementing necessary security measures. “Taking immediate cognizance of the information, checking is being done around the school by the police force. Other necessary measures are also being taken,” the Noida Police stated in a brief statement, underscoring the gravity of the situation.

Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor, VK Saxena, promised a detailed report and vowed to identify and prosecute those responsible for the threats, which not only endangered lives but also disrupted the educational process.

While the investigation into the source of the emails is ongoing, security agencies, including the Delhi Police Special Cell, are working tirelessly to track down the suspected perpetrator. Initial reports suggest that a single individual may be responsible for orchestrating the coordinated attack.

While the investigation unfolds, the psychological impact of these events is likely to linger. Parents and educators alike will undoubtedly grapple with the lingering trauma, questioning how to restore a sense of safety and normalcy within the educational environment.