Bomb threats force suspension of Cebu City schools


Posted at Jul 18 2017 11:54 AM


Students from Lahug Elementary School evacuated to UP Cebu after the school received a bomb threat.

Leleth Anne Rumaguera, ABS-CBN News


The military's bomb squad arrives at the Mabolo National High School to respond to a bomb threat.

Annie Fe Perez, ABS-CBN News


At least 2,700 students of Mabolo National High School move out of their classrooms after the school received a bomb threat.

Annie Fe Perez, ABS-CBN News


Worried parents fetch their children from the Zapatera Elementary School after learning about the reported bomb threats.

Leleth Ann Rumaguera, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Classes in all elementary and secondary public schools in Cebu City were suspended on Tuesday after at least 4 schools in the city received bomb threats. 

The schools that received the threats were Gothong Memorial National School, Zapatera National School, Lahug Elementary School and Mabolo Elementary School. 

Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak said the schools received the bomb threat through text message while the city's Office of Schools Division received the threat through a phone call.

Councilor Tumulak and Cebu City Schools Division Superintendent Benito Dagatan decided to suspend the classes for the safety of the students.

Tumulak said they have already traced the number of the person sending the threats to the schools via text messages. He said each school was receiving the threats from the same number.

Bomb Squad from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and police's Explosive and Ordnance Division have already scoured the schools that got the bomb threats.--reports from Annie Fe Perez, Leleth Ann Rumaguera,and Vilma Andales, ABS-CBN News