Boy takes 'pipe bomb' to school

Boy takes 'pipe bomb' to school

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.


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