Counter-Terror Forces Evacuate British International School, Budapest

  • 10 Dec 2015 8:15 AM
Counter-Terror Forces Evacuate British International School, Budapest
Hungary’s secret service and counter-terrorism unit (TEK) were called to the British International School in Óbuda after the school received a bomb threat. A suspect was reportedly charged in the incident, according to online daily HVG. Other reliable news sources reported that authorities stormed the building with sniffer dogs and bomb experts.

Budapest police confirmed that they received a call regarding a bomb threat at the school at 8:44 a.m. yesterday. Following the bomb threat, some students were taken to the neighbouring Kiscelli Museum to be kept safe, while others gathered in the school’s gymnasium, or were collected by their parents.

One pupil told Hungarian news website "The fire alarm went off and everybody had to leave the building and wait at the sport field. Fifteen to 20 minutes later we were told someone called the school and told them about a possible bomb in the building. The police arrived; they cut the fence, took the smaller students to the museum, and took us to a P.E room for an hour and a half."

The British International School is a private school with courses taught in English. The annual tuition is roughly HUF 3-5 million, reported HVG.

"The welfare of our students and staff is our utmost priority. All threats to our school are taken very seriously. The police have taken charge of the situation and are currently on site investigating the threat," the school stated yesterday.

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MTI Photo: Zoltán Mihádák

Members of TEK at The British International School following a bomb threat.

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