International schools in Spain shut after bomb threats

Several international schools in Spain were checked by police with sniffer dogs while others did not open on Monday after they received emailed bomb threats which the Interior Ministry described as being hoaxes.

A police source in Zaragoza confirmed that four international schools in the city received such threats, and that the French Lycee Moliere school did not open on Monday. At least three other British-run schools in Madrid told Reuters they had received similar threats either last week or on Monday.

In Tenerife, the French Lycee and a German international school received bomb threats and did not open on Monday, the regional government confirmed.

“Regarding the wave of threats, complaints are being taken and the investigation is being centralised. They are false threats,” the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Read more: Reuters