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British School under lockdown after internet call

The British School In Chanakyapuri’s Diplomatic Area Here Was Put Under An Hour-long “precautionary Lockdown' Today After It Received An Internet-generated Call Asking For The Principal, Eight Days After A Similar Call Had Warned Of An Attack With An AK-47 Rifle.

PTI | Updated on: 12 Feb 2016, 07:29:47 PM

New Delhi:

The British School in Chanakyapuri’s diplomatic area here was put under an hour-long “precautionary lockdown” today after it received an internet-generated call asking for the principal, eight days after a similar call had warned of an attack with an AK-47 rifle.

The school reception received a call around 12.25 PM and the number of the caller did not flash, suggesting it was an internet-generated call. The caller asked for the principal, but the staff disconnected the call and raised an alarm, a senior police official said.

The authorities put the school under a lockdown and called up the police saying they suspected this to be a repetition of the February 4 incident, following which a police team was sent to inspect the matter, he added.

Director of the school Vanita Uppal said, “We informed the police and the school was put under precautionary lockdown for an hour. When things were found to be normal, the classes and the after-school activities continued as per schedule.”

In the previous incident, students were moved out in a safe and controlled manner and after-school activities were cancelled. However, the caller could not be tracked down.

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First Published : 12 Feb 2016, 07:13:00 PM