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'Terror Attack Rumour' Triggers Panic in Schools in Jammu

Published: 13th February 2015 05:54 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th February 2015 05:54 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

JAMMU: Several panic stricken schools in Jammu called it a holiday while parents rushed to collect their children after a rumour spread that militants had attacked a prestigious school along the India-Pakistan border today.            

The rumours spread after the news that a Christian school had been vandalised in Delhi was flashed in the media.    

"There was panic after the rumours spread and several schools in the area had to call it a holiday today.

First there was a rumour that a school in Miran Sahab was attacked, then in Bishnah and then R S Pura," a police officer said.           

He said that police also reached there, but there was no threat to any school.      

"As a precautionary measure police teams reached the spots, but found that there was nothing to worry about," he said.       

"The rumour spread soon after some parents saw the news that a school was attacked. Actually it was a school in Delhi that was vandalised, but the rumour spread that our school was under attack," said a member of a school management.          

He said that several parents rushed to the school and took away their children and the school had to close down for the day.

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