UPDATE: Police complete search of evacuated Rugby school

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A school in Rugby has been evacuated after a threat.

This morning children at Paddox primary school were evacuated to Ashlawn school.

Parents were asked to collect their children as soon as possible.

Squirrels pre-school, which uses rooms at Paddox primary school were also been evacuated and are currently closed.

A spokesperson from Warwickshire police said: “A number of police forces are investigating malicious hoax communications to schools.

“At this stage there is no information to suggest the incidents are terrorist-related, however enquiries continue to establish the facts.

“Forces are working together to investigate who is responsible and whether incidents are linked.

“At 9.45am today, Wednesday 8 March, Warwickshire Police received a report of a threat to a school in Fareham Avenue, Rugby.

“The school was evacuated and trained officers with dogs conducted a thorough search of the site which was concluded at 2.20pm.

“Nothing was found.

“Police take hoaxes extremely seriously. They divert police resources and cause disruption and alarm to the public.

“Anyone with information about any of these incidents should contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”