Bomb scare sends Letran students home
SAN PEDRO CITY, Laguna, Philippines—A text message threatening an explosion in a private college in Calamba City, Laguna, prompted school officials to cancel the afternoon classes on Tuesday.
Supt. Marvin Saro, Calamba City police chief, in a phone interview, said an employee of the Colegio de San Juan de Letran, before noon, reported receiving an anonymous text message that a bomb would explode.
“The message said something about a bomb that would go off between 1 and 2 p.m.,” Saro said.
He said this prompted school officials to suspend the afternoon classes and send the students home.
As of 4 p.m., Saro said bomb experts were still conducting a “clearing operation” but had not found any explosive by then.
Midterm examinations were also scheduled for Tuesday as announced on the school’s website.
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