IPOH: An international school in Meru Raya here also became a victim to a bomb hoax email, says Comm Datuk Seri Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri.
The Perak police chief said the police had on Tuesday (Nov 21) at about 10.10am received information from the school about receiving the email and swiftly rushed to the premises to conduct a thorough check.
"We called in our police bomb disposal unit to conduct a thorough sweep at the school compound.
"We found no suspicious objects and declared the school safe while allowing all teaching staff and students to re-enter the premises at about 1.15pm," he said in a statement.
Comm Mohd Yusri said the case was being investigated under Section 407 of the Penal Code for criminal breach of trust and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act which stipulates offences of using network facilities to transmit communication deemed to be offensive or could cause annoyance to another person.
"We are sternly warning the people not to send bomb hoax emails on a whim that could cause fear to the people and threaten public safety," he added.
International schools in several states, including Johor, Selangor and Penang, have received the bomb hoax email earlier on Tuesday (Nov 21).