Alsace. Bomb threats: several Alsatian establishments evacuated

Several Alsatian schools were closed or evacuated this Monday morning, following a bomb threat.

The Kléber institute in Strasbourg was the target of a hack intended to send two messages of a racist and terrorist nature, the management reported in an email seen by the Alsace newspaper Latest News. The message spoke of a “bomb threat for this Monday, March 25.” Police teams accompanied by dogs inspected the buildings this Monday morning.

For security reasons, the Marcel-Rudloff educational centers in Strasbourg and Marc-Bloch in Bischheim were also closed to the public. The André-Maurois Institute in Bischwiller was evacuated this morning around 8:30 am.

The government is looking for the perpetrators

About fifty establishments in Ile-de-France, mainly secondary schools, suffered malicious actions of this type last Wednesday and Thursday.

“They think they remain anonymous but we track them. They think they are safe but we sanction them. Several dozen perpetrators of these threats that occurred in recent months have already been brought to justice,” Prime Minister Gabriel Attal declared on Thursday afternoon, after an inter-ministerial meeting on the security of educational centers in Matignon.

The government counted 800 false bomb threats in mid-November during an earlier series of alerts in the fall. They multiplied after the jihadist attack that cost the life of Professor Dominique Bernard, in Arras (Pas de Calais), on October 13.

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