ISIS bomb hoax disrupts Bulacan town trade school
MARILAO, Bulacan — A bomb threat attributed to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) disrupted classes in a school on Wednesday.
The threat was transmitted by text to the Assemblywoman Felicitas G. Bernardino Memorial Trade School in Barangay Lias at 9:20 a.m., prompting school officials to evacuate the building.
But following a two-hour search, a police bomb disposal team concluded that the threat was a prank, said Supt. Amado Mendoza, Marilao town police chief.
The threat was received by Head Teacher Richard Cristobal.
The message states: “Exactly 1 pm you will die. We are the ISIS, today you will die we have a 10 bombs that plants of my man in your school, A.F.G.B.M.T.S. you are the lucky one who gave this reminders. We will kill you all. Exactly 1 pm the bomb set off (sic).” The acronym refers to the name of the school.
Bomb sniffing dogs deployed by the Explosive Ordinance Division of the Bulacan Provincial Public Safety Company (PPSC) could not detect signs of any explosive devices, Mendoza said.
Mendoza said text message might have been a student’s prank to disrupt classes, which were cancelled for the whole day. The police are tracking down the prankster through the cellular telephone number that was used to transmit the bomb hoax. SFM
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