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.
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.”