Children Evacuated From Lisburn School Following Security Alert

Pupils and staff have been evacuated from a primary school in Lisburn following a security alert.

Police were alerted about a device at Pond Park Primary School at around 9am on Wednesday.

The children and teachers stayed inside the school while police searched the grounds outside.

They are now searching inside the school building.

All of the children and teachers have been moved to Laurelhill Community College.
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Cllr Alex Redpath, the Ulster Unionist Party candidate for Lagan Valley said: "I am appalled and disgusted by news that Pond Park Primary School has been evacuated this morning.

"I have spoken to parents this morning and they are concerned and very angry that their children have been subject to such disruption.

"If this is confirmed as being a deliberately left device, or even if it turns out to be a hoax, I would urge the entire community to work with the police to identify the culprit or culprits."


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