A bomb threat disrupted classes at New Era Elementary School in Quezon City early Monday morning.
A teacher received the bomb threat around 5:30 a.m., according to a report by Allan Gatus on Super Radyo dzBB.
Even students at the high school department were asked to go home while the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) personnel conducted inspection in the campus.
QCPD director Police Brigadier General Nicolas Torres III said no bomb was found after the inspection.
Around 6,000 students were affected in the incident.
During a press conference, Philippine National Police chief General Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said he will require police presence at schools following the bomb threat in New Era Elementary and the fatal stabbing incident in Culiat High School, both in QC.
“We will require sa ating PNP, ang sabi ko nga e, hindi lang sa opening ng klase 'yung presensya ng ating pulis doon, dapat the PNP should always be there especially during the time na merong school activities,” he said.
(We will require our PNP, like what I’ve said, the police presence at schools should not only be during the opening of classes, police should be there especially during school activities.)
Azurin expressed hope the National Capital Region Police Office would adopt the practice of Police Regional Office 4A where police personnel were the ones hoisting the flag during flag raising ceremonies in schools.
“So nakikita po ng ating mga estudyante na may presensya ang pulis sa kanilang (our students see the presence of the police in their) school so they can approach, call for police assistance any time within the school hours,” he said.
Azurin encouraged public and private schools to allow police presence in their campuses.—Joviland Rita/AOL, GMA Integrated News