Reports on bomb threats in 22 Belgrade schools; Ministry of Education spoke up PHOTO

Reports of bomb threats were received in several high schools in Belgrade, and a police check determined that in eight schools these were false reports.

Source: B92
Shutterstock/Budimir Jevtic
Shutterstock/Budimir Jevtic

First, the report on the bomb was received by the Medical School in Zvezdara at around 7 hours and 10 minutes, and the police teams found out after the check that it was a false report.

On the occasion of this morning's report on the bomb, the director of the Fourteenth Gymnasium in Belgrade, Marija Miletić, points out for Danas that, according to police information, 22 schools received a circular email with a report on the planted bomb.

Miletic says that the e-mail with the message that the bomb was planted in the school arrived this morning at 5:30 a.m., and that they found out about it during the first hour, after which the school was evacuated. She adds that students and employees are currently in the yard, and that the school is being inspected by the police. "Accordingly, our return to classes will depend on when the examination will end. The afternoon shift will go normally," Miletic told "Danas". At the Zvezdara Medical School this morning, around half past eight, an unknown person reported that there was a bomb in the school, and the investigation established that the report was false.

One of the professors read the bomb report in the e-mail, informed the director and they immediately called the police. Employees and students were told to leave both the building and the school yard.

"At half past seven they just came and told us to get out of school. And the principal just told us to move away in case something happened, so we wouldn't be close.

First two policemen came in the car, and then two more in the van. We are all standing in front of the school", it is written on the Instagram station "Serbialive Belgrade".

Ministry of the Interior confirmed that the data processing is in progress, and that more will be known soon. As it was unofficially confirmed to RTS, false reports of bombs were received at: Medical School Zvezdara, Seventh Belgrade Gymnasium in Zvezdara, Fifth Economic School in Rakovica, Mechanical School "Radoje Dakić" Rakovica, Music School "Davorin Jenko" in Rakovica, Secondary school for children with special needs Rakovica, the First Belgrade Gymnasium Stari grad and the Construction School Belgrade in Zvezdara.

The police also received a report of a bomb in the Catering School on Zeleni venac, and an investigation is underway.

Minister: Similar to Montenegro

About twenty high schools and gymnasiums in Belgrade received a circular e-mail about the planted bomb, of which the Ministry of the Interior and the BIA were immediately informed.

Students and employees were evacuated to safety until the police and its professional services checked the allegations. "A similar situation happened a few days ago in neighboring Montenegro.

Our police will first investigate the threats, and children and employees will not return to classrooms until the police confirm that it is safe, which is a priority," said the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development Branko Ružić.

MIA teams are on the field, and students and employees are successively returning to classes after the safety guarantees. So far, the police have intervened in schools on the territory of the city municipalities of Rakovica and part of Zvezdara and established that the reports are false, while checks in other schools are underway.

Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development will inform the public about the development of the situation.

Just to recall, only a few days ago, bomb threats were reported in 41 primary schools in Montenegro, the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of that country announced.