Bomb disposal experts are examining two suspicious devices found near Catholic schools Belfast and Larne this morning.
Pupils at St Comgall’s school in Larne were evacuated after an object with wires and batteries attached was found in the car park by a member of staff.
A controlled explosion was carried out on a separate device found outside the gates of the Dominican College in the Fortwilliam area of north Belfast.
Both incidents were later declared to be elaborate hoaxes.
Earlier this week, two pipe bombs were found in the grounds of Catholic schools in Co Derry.
The bombs are believed to have been planted by loyalist paramilitaries as part of their relentless campaign of intimidation against innocent Catholic civilians.