All it took was an email, announcing a bomb threat around 10 a.m. on Thursday morning. The demand was not posted, but as a precautionary measure, the approximately 500 high school and BTS students of the Lycée Colbert, in the tenth arrondissement of Paris, were evacuated. And directed to the eighteenth century.
"There was not enough space around the establishment, we argue at the town hall of the Xe. We therefore preferred to keep young people away. A measure that is part of the usual procedure, which is that no risk is taken. »
After the police inspected the premises, and found that no explosive devices were there, the students were reintegrated into their respective classrooms.
The case caused a stir in the establishment. "The process was quite confusing," says a father. First there was an intrusion alert. All students were ordered to hide under tables. Soon after, it was finally a fire alarm. So the students had to go out into the courtyard. In the end, they all found themselves parked in Jan-Karski Square, then moved under the aerial metro to be sheltered from the rain, the time that the police dogs spend in the school. »
For several weeks, the Paris prosecutor's office has been warning about (false) bomb threats, which are multiplying. Recently, teenagers from Bordeaux were investigated for death threats for the same cause and placed in police custody. On the other hand, the rectorate of Paris affirms: these bomb threats are not legion in the capital. Departments of Ile-de-France are strongly affected.