May 7, 2019 / 1:26 PM / 5 months ago

Polish school exams disrupted by false bomb alerts

WARSAW (Reuters) - Hundreds of Polish high schools received false warnings of bombs on their premises on Tuesday for the second day running and final exams were disrupted, the Central Exam Commission said.

More than 600 schools reported receiving the e-mail warnings and a mathematics exam started late in nearly 200 of them. Students were evacuated at one school and will have to take the exam next month.

In all cases, emergency services carried out checks to make sure the buildings were safe.

“There was no risk to the safety and health of exam candidates and school staff,” the commission said.

Polish students have experienced a difficult few weeks. Monday’s high school Polish exam was disrupted by more than 100 false bomb alerts and middle school exams in April took place amid a teachers’ strike.

Reporting by Alan Charlish, editing by Ed Osmond

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