A principal hit out today after 400 children were sent home because of a security alert at a school in the North.
Army explosives experts were called to St Comgall’s Primary School in Antrim when one of the pupils, an eight-year-old boy, carried a suspected pipe bomb into the classroom.
Police later confirmed they were treating the object as suspicious.
The children were immediately evacuated to a nearby church hall and then sent home.
Head teacher Hilary Cush said he was outraged.
He said: “It’s absolutely crazy. It’s unbelievable that innocent children should be caught up in something like this.”
Meanwhile the PSNI said a search began at another school in the Greystone Road area of Antrim after the discovery of another suspicious device at 10.30am this morning.