UG on lock down following bomb scare

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All classes at the University of Guyana (UG) were earlier today suspended following a bomb scare at the tertiary institution. Inews understands that students  received messages on their mobile devices claiming that there two bombs waiting to explode.

The bombs, the text stated were hidden in haversacks that were strategically placed on Campus. This however, caused panic in at the Turkeyen Campus which saw students running out of the buildings. Some even left their belongings, Inews was told.

All access to the University have been restricted

The police and members of the Guyana Fire Service were summoned to the scene but up to the time of this report, no explosive devices were detected. The authorities are continuing their investigations into the text message.

In an invited comment, Vice Chancellor Ivelaw Griffith said that an assessment is being conducted to determine the safety of the staff and students.

However he said that if given the go ahead from the Police Force, classes is expected to resume tomorrow. He has assured the students that everything is being done to ensure that the educational institution is out of danger.

This comes on the heel of the threats carried out to School of the Nations, Queens College and Bishop’s High.

Only this morning, parents of School of the National have offered a $1M reward for any information that can lead to the arrest and prosecution of the persons behind the threats.

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