posted on May, 28 2016 @ 08:34 PM
I'm in Northern Ireland and this did happen to 7 schools on Tuesday and 3 on Friday here 2 locally in my town 5 and 10 minutes drive from me also I
know parents of of the kids who go to one of them.
No its not Irish related terrorism, if it was the normal way this pans out is the terrorist organisation makes a call to a news/media organisation or
newspaper using a recognised code word - this way the police, security forces or news agencies know it's legit, been this way for decades no such call
was made, all bomb threats were made to each individual school. Being northern Ireland and our history with terrorism, troubles, civil war whatever
you want to call it and relatively high level of attacks on police etc the police took each seriously. Although for years only attacks have been gun
and bomb attacks on police/prison officers etc.
From one of the parents I talked to the school was evacuated after someone phoned in saying there was a bomb on the premises, area evacuated and
building searched by police, nothing was found. I was attempting to go to the shopping centre accross the road from the school on Tuesday and it was
cordoned off by police.
On Friday a second school was called, this time the school gave more info as to what was said, they said the children would be killed and described
what would happen, this, the school official obviously wouldn't disclose. But the school did mention the person that called had an "American
sounding" accent, which might validate the claim about an automated machine making those calls as claimed previously in this thread.
It is exam season but this is all primary schools here (don't know about the Scottish and English schools).
To me there is no link between them with the exception of the caller, I think it's someone somewhere who gets sick kicks out of it as each school had
similar calls of the same nature.
Long story short, yes it did happen, no its not Irish terrorism.