Hoax phone call lead to the evacuation of St Nathy’s College in Ballaghaderreen

Gardai says a hoax phone call was the reason for the evacuation of students and staff at St Nathy’s College in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon this morning.

Parents received a text message at 8:30am to say the school was closing and were told to collect their children.

Castlera Gardai say they were called to the school to investigate an incident.

They say a decision was made to not have students present while the incident was being dealt with.

It’s has now emerged that a hoax phone call was made to school which raised concerns and lead to the evacuation of hundreds of students.