Several schools in Leeds have implemented lockdown measures following the receipt of an email containing a deemed ‘credible threat’.
As of Channel3 NOW’s knowledge, at least six schools have been affected.
The council has provided information regarding the email, which includes threats of violence against both children and staff.
West Yorkshire Police are treating the threat as credible and have cautioned that an individual may try to gain entry to schools.
Staff members have been advised to stay vigilant. This incident follows a similar situation that recently occurred in Manchester and Cheshire.
The Leeds schools believed to be impacted at this time are:
- Richmond Hill Academy
- Ruth Gorse Academy
- Sharp Lane Primary School
- Windmill Primary School
- Beeston Primary School
While some schools in Leeds have not received the threatening email, they have heightened security measures to provide reassurance to parents and caregivers.
Schools implementing a soft lockdown have indicated that students will remain indoors throughout the day, with gates, doors, and windows secured.
It is possible that a few students may be released early.
This is a developing story that will be updated when more information is available.