Chat room threat closes Danish school

Police have not find anything suspicious at Tietgen Handelsgymnasium on Funen

Police and bomb dogs were called out to a school near Odense this morning after a message on an online chat room told students to stay away from the school for their own safety.

“I can confirm that there has been a threat against Tietgen Handelsgymnasium,” said Funen police commissioner Erik Skov in a statement.

“The investigation is ongoing, so I cannot say exactly what was said in the message or how we were made aware of it.”

School rector Gitte Bargholt sent an email to students this morning telling them to stay away.

Reopening tomorrow
The police have confirmed that nothing suspicious has been found, but students and staff are not expected to return to the school until tomorrow.

Despite nothing being found, an investigation is continuing into who was behind the threats, which police said were of “a type we cannot ignore”.

The police would not confirm rumours that the threats included a mention of guns being fired at the school