Miriam College cancels classes, work due to bomb threat

MANILA, Philippines — The administration of Miriam College on Wednesday called off classes and work over a bomb scare.

In a statement, the school said it received a bomb threat through a text message.

“While security staff promptly conducted an inspection of the campus and found nothing suspicious, school management deems it necessary to suspend classes and work in all units tomorrow October 18 (Wednesday),” Miriam College said.

The academic institution assured the members of its community, including the students and its personnel, that the police are undertaking thorough inspections in the campus to ensure their safety.

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— Miriam College (@MiriamCollegeQC) October 17, 2017

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“Members of the community will be duly informed of their schedule of return to work/school,” it concluded.

Although many bomb threats to schools turn out to be hoaxes, protocol requires authorities to consider them legitimate threats.