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7 schools in Kanto area, including 2 in Ibaraki, receive bomb threats

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The Ibaraki Prefectural Board of Education announced on Monday that it had received a message containing bomb threats against seven schools in the Kanto area, including Yuki First High School (Yuki City) and Ushiku High School (Ushiku City) in Ibaraki Prefecture.

According to the board, the threat was sent via an inquiry form on Yuki City’s official website on the morning of June 5, Sankei Shimbun reported. The message read, “I’m going to blow up schools in the Kanto neighborhood at 10:27 a.m. on June 9.”

The National Police Agency has confirmed that seven schools in the Kanto area were listed in the bomb threat.

Ibaraki Prefectural Police searched the premises of the two schools but no suspicious objects were found. As a precaution, students were evacuated to the schoolyard 30 minutes before 10:27 a.m. on Tuesday but there was no explosion.

No bombs were found at the other schools mentioned on the list, police said.

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Hopefully they can trace it back to whoever did this.

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I miss those days where bomb threats weren't as common as they are today.

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why?

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Who is this and WHY?

This is very outrageous and who ever it is should be stopped o their tracks.

Japan is such a beautiful and peaceful country, such a thing should never be allowed to happen.

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I'm intrigued by the logic of evacuating the schools. If "no suspicious objects were found", why evacuate? Didn't they trust the work done by the police? Conversely, as they decided to evacuate, why only half an hour ahead of the time stated in the threat? Did they take those words at their face value, as to trust that the explosion would not happen before 10:27? Weird.

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@Sanctuaries Man

What precisely would you ha e done then?

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@happyhere :

Sent the kids home as soon as a threat was made.

Sometimes there are no second chances.

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students were evacuates to the schoolyard

verb problem?

Back in the days of fun and games, medical students called in bomb threats where there was a test they weren't prepared for.

We all got an hour or so break on the lawn until the all clear was signaled and we had to slog back to class.

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@Spinningplates

How do you gather they sent the kids home ASAP? June 5th is friday morning too. Unless you've read something elsewhere....

the threat was sent via an inquiry form on Yuki City’s official website on the morning of June 5

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As a precaution, students were evacuates to the schoolyard 30 minutes before 10:27 a.m. on Tuesday

And as for Sanctuaries Man, I wonder how you would feel if you had kids going to that school? Would you be okay with them not evacuating?

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Violence randomly directed towards children is a special Japanese type of crazy. Guys who stick babies with needles or umbrellas on the street, throw body fluids on school girls and now this. Coincidentally, another anniversary of the school stabbings in Kansai just passed this week. I know this happens in other parts of the world, but there just seems to be more of it in Nihon.

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Why schools ???.

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threat was sent on the morning of June 5, 

Then why school allowed kids to come school on 9th?

"As a precaution, students were evacuated to the schoolyard 30 minutes before 10:27 a.m. on Tuesday but there was no explosion."

Ohh.. school management trust on given time so much rather then declare off day?

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