Bomb scare suspends classes in Davao school

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Friday, October 12, 2012


MANILA -- A public high school in Davao City suspended its classes due to a reported bomb threat on Friday morning.

In a text message, the Davao City police office confirmed reports that classes in F. Bangoy National High School were suspended after a student found an anonymous letter inside a classroom, which warned of a possible explosion.

The said letter stated that six bombs were allegedly planted around the school. It also carried a message that said "Laban Pilipinas."

As of Friday morning, no explosives were found by authorities who immediately responded to the school, which was cleared from students after the bomb threat was reported.

Friday's Davao bomb threat was similar to two bomb scare incidents in Manila early this week.

On Wednesday, the Lyceum of the Philippines University announced an "emergency holiday" after an anonymous note was found inside the campus that stated the possible explosive attack.

On Monday, a suspicious box abandoned inside a passenger bus was discovered along with a cellphone, wires, and another, similar anonymous letter that warned of a bomb explosion.

The city police found no explosives in both incidents.

Also this week, at least three explosion incidents happened in some areas in Mindanao. On Thursday, a bomb exploded near a hotel in Cagayan de Oro and killed two civilians and injured two policemen.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council also reported that last Wednesday, two people were injured in a grenade-throwing incident in Zamboanga City.

The agency also reported that a minor was hurt in an explosion caused by an unidentified improvised explosive device in Zamboanga Sibugay last Wednesday. (Emmanuel Louis Bacani/Sunnex)

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