Upper Shirley High School closed due to bomb threat

A SOUTHAMPTON school is closed due a bomb threat.

Police are at Upper Shirley High School after a member of staff discovered a note with a threatening message.

Head teacher Stuart Woods said one officer is still on site.

He told the Daily Echo: “At the moment it’s in the hands of the police. They still haven’t handed the school back to us.

"It’s likely that we will be open again tomorrow.”

A Hampshire Constabulary spokeswoman said: "A decision was made by the school to shut the premises until further notice.

"Officers are on the scene and enquiries are on-going."

A message posted on the website for Upper Shirley High School says: "We are closed today due to unforeseen circumstances.

"We will update you with more information when we can."

The Daily Echo was unable to contact representatives from the school.

Courtesy of the Daily Echo

Courtesy of the Daily Echo