Bomb threat at Johar Town schools

Fortunately, the threat was not true and everyone is safe and sound.


After alleging reports of a bomb threat, some major private schools in the area of Johar Town were evacuated by emergency procedures this afternoon.

Police authorities, fire-brigade, ambulance and bomb-disposal squads were immediately called at the International School of Choueifat which along with the nearby campus of LACAS shared the specifications of the described target i.e. large, elite, privately run schools falling in the Johar Town district.

Rushing parents, after hearing about the threat on a private news channel, were seen abandoning their cars in the middle of the road and running for their children some of whom had to make emergency calls to their respective homes. Everyone was in panic while the traffic in front of the school presented a scene of intense chaos.

There still have not been any confirmations about whether it was just a hoax, a real threat or some kind of a warning by a terrorist organization.

We will update you on this as soon as we get any news on the developments going on.

6 Comments so far

  1. Zareen (unregistered) on October 24th, 2007 @ 10:08 pm

    This is completely exagerated! There were NO Police authorities, fire-brigade, ambulance and bomb-disposal squads. I am a student of chouiefat and I was there the whole time!In fact the principle was telling all the parents that there is no problem and the children should go back to class!!! and half of the teachers left with their children themsleves!

  2. Talha (unregistered) on October 24th, 2007 @ 10:21 pm

    So, which one of these is a hoax?\

    The comment or the post?


  3. Opee (unregistered) on October 24th, 2007 @ 11:26 pm

    Whichever it is, only the idea itself is an absurd one. Seriously obnoxious, crazy, cruel, brutal and a dangerous act based on immature mind and ideology.

  4. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on October 24th, 2007 @ 11:40 pm

    @Zareen: Thanks for the confirmation. There are people who saw the incident first-hand and who might have exxagerated in explaining it… :|

    @everyone: We hope, nothing as serious as this ‘hoax’ ever happens in reality…

  5. salar (unregistered) on October 25th, 2007 @ 12:11 am

    this is sooo not true im in choueifat to nd there were no police athorities nd no fire-brigade.Yes all of it is completely exagerated but wat if it was a threat nd it was a serious one??nd the skool never evacuated anyone out of the skool we got out our selves..Mr Geha the directer was asking all of us to go back in our class rooms im gonna sue this is a threat baby…=P

  6. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on October 25th, 2007 @ 9:41 pm

    Reliable sources in the school itself plus from the media have confirmed that emergency services were actually present on the scene and the school was cleared only after the bomb-disposal squad had scanned the whole campus.

    It is said that all the alarm was triggered by a phone call threat.

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