The city police were on their toes on Monday after a private school — National Hill View — here received bomb threat through an e-mail, which turned out to be hoax.
As the school opened today, the management noticed the e-mail from an unknown person, claiming that a bomb has been planted in the school.
Soon the police were alerted following which they reached the spot with a bomb disposal and dog squad.
The school was quickly evacuated, and the police thoroughly searched the premises and declared the threat as hoax.
As news about the bomb threat spread, panic-stricken parents rushed to the school to enquire about safety of their children.
The school management told parents to avoid panic as the pupils and faculty have been shifted to another unit of their school. The school is owned by Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president D K Shivakumar.
Home Minister Araga Jnanendra said the police were on their job and will trace the whereabouts of the person who sent the mail to the school. With PTI Inputs