Gateway High School in Harare is on a bomb alert. An email from the school’s headmaster Mr T.Mashungu is advising parents not to bring children tomorrow. However, candidates writing Cambridge exams have been advised to come and wait by the shelter at the gate where they will be ushered in to a safe area in the school where their exam will be written. The Bomb Disposal Unit is already at school, search starts at 6am.
Read the full email below:
Good evening to you all. We received an email from an untraceble source that we are treating as a security threat as it is claiming that some explosive devices have been planted in our school. We have engaged the police, security forces and bomb disposal unit. The Police are already on campus to secure the campus for the night as i send out this communication and the Bomb disposal Unit will begin to scan the campus and buildings at 6am tomorrow morning. They have assured me that the campus will be safe by 8am tomorrow morning and they will continue to monitor the campus for the rest of the day. In fine with their recommendation i would like to request that parents DO NOT bring their children to school tomorrow morning. This a safety measure and will also allow the security forces to carry out their duties without any pressure. Candidates writing Cambridge exams are to come and wait by the shelter at the gate and will be ushered in to a safe area in the school where their exam will be written. Those writing in the afternoon will not affected. The form one consultation which was scheduled for the afternoon (3-6pm) will also not be affected and will happen in the hall as previously advertised. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this decision and hope that the security threat will be eradicated swiftly tomorrow morning. Thank you for your continued support.
Mr T.Mashungu Headmaster