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Bomb threat grips school in Davao City

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InterAksyon.com
The online news portal of TV5

MANILA, Philippines - Tension gripped a school in Davao City's Barangay Sasa Friday morning after two high school students received a bomb threat, accordoing to the city police chief. 

Sr. Supt. Ronald dela Rosa said that at about 5 a.m., two second year high school students of Bangoy National High School found a piece of paper on the school grounds with the words: "Babala!!! May anim na bombang nakatanim sa paaralan niyo pag hindi niyo ito makita matapos ang 930 am magpaalam na kayo eq estudyante niyo!!! - laban pilipinas."

[Warning! There are six bombs planted on your scholl grounds. If you would not be able to locate fopr them after 9:30 a.m., say goodbye to your students -- fight philippines.]

The school head, Dr. Arlene Pernes, immediately called up authorities, who sent members of the explosives and ordnance (EOD) team to the area.

Students were evacuated to a safe and secure area while the EOD team scoured the school for any trace of explosives.

At 10 a.m., no bombs were found and the school was declared safe. The students and employees were allowed to go back inside the school grounds.

Investigators are looking for the source of the threat.