Yesterday (Monday) City College (along with several hundred schools nationwide), received a threatening email. At the time of receiving it, the scale of the hoax nationally was not known and we had to weigh up the length of time it would take to search the entire campus properly and the challenge of keeping students and staff outside for a lengthy period in very cold weather.
We therefore made the decision to evacuate the college and close it for the rest of the day. We chose not to reveal the reason yesterday to avoid any panic. We appreciate your co-operation, understanding and for a prompt and orderly evacuation.