Hundreds of kids evacuated from school over Snapchat gun threat

HUNDREDS of students have been evacuated from school after chilling gun threat sent to pupils on Snapchat.

A picture of someone holding a hand gun with the message “don’t come to school tomorrow” was sent to pupils at St Julians School in Newport, Gwent.

Police are investigating after a picture of someone holding a gun with the chilling message was sent to students

Police are investigating after a picture of someone holding a gun with the chilling message was sent to studentsCredit: WNS
Students at St Julians School in Newport, Gwent, were sent the message on social media

Students at St Julians School in Newport, Gwent, were sent the message on social mediaCredit: WNS

The shocking message was shared via Snapchat – leading parents and pupils to raise the alarm.

Senior staff at 1,500-pupil shut the school as a “precautionary measure”.

Parents of children at the school were also informed to keep them home – as police were called in.

Armed police were spotted in the St Julians suburb of the Welsh city while investigation were carried out into the threatening message.

A spokesperson for Gwent Police said enquires into the incident are ongoing.

They said: “We’re investigating an allegation of a threatening post on social media involving a firearm.

“Officers, including specially trained firearms officers, are in the St Julians area of Newport as a precaution.

“St Julian’s School has taken the decision to close its premises and this incident is ongoing. Enquiries are continuing.”