Primary school 'in lockdown' after 'credible threat' to staff and pupils

A primary school in east London has been put into lockdown after receiving a ‘credible threat’ to staff and students.

Parents at Redbridge Primary School told parents this morning that the school had received a threat today, and that lockdown procedures were in place.

It said in a statement: ‘The school received a credible threat today, and under the police and local authority advice we applied our lockdown procedures to ensure the safety of our children and staff.’

After-school clubs were cancelled as well as a school play.

Parents at Cranbrook Primary in Ilford just over a mile away were also told to expect a police presence.

The Met Police said: ‘A man has been arrested after threatening emails were sent to four schools in Ilford on Wednesday, 12 July.’

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‘The man, aged in his 20s, was arrested on suspicious of malicious communications and taken into custody where he remains.’

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