Security alert at NI School declared a hoax
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The PSNI released a statement saying ‘Police are currently at the scene of a security alert at a school in the Belmont Road area of east Belfast following the discovery of a suspicious device in the area this evening (Thursday 27th, February).
A number of homes have been evacuated, while part of the Belmont Road and Belmont Church Road have been cordoned off.’
Later in the evening a statement was released from the school which said ‘On Thursday evening, the Principal and Governors of Strathearn School were alerted by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to a suspicious device found in the grounds of the school.
Following a controlled explosion by army technical officers, the device was declared to be a false alarm.
The safety of our pupils, staff and neighbouring community remains our utmost priority at all times and, having sought advice from the PSNI, we are assured that school can continue as normal on Friday 28 February 2020