Bomb threats prompt suspension of classes in Cebu City

Classes in elementary and high school levels in public schools in Cebu City have been suspended on Tuesday.

This is due to numerous calls warning school officials that bombs would explode.

Among the first to receive such disturbing calls is the local office of the Department of Education (DepEd).

Rhea Fe Sarmiento, the secretary of DepEd Division Superintendent Bianito Dagatan, got a phone call at 8:39 am.

The caller supposedly said an explosive was planted at DepEd-Cebu City building along Imus Road.

A series of phone calls were also placed by unidentified persons in big elementary and high schools in the city.

Dagatan ordered the suspension of classes to prevent panic from erupting inside the campuses.

Operatives from the Philippine National Police-Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) and PNP Explosive and Ordnance Division (EOD) arrived at the DepEd office to inspect the building.

Before noon, they completed the task and found no bomb inside the DepEd branch.

Topics: DepEd , classes , bomb threat , Cebu City
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