Smashed windows at school 'not linked' to massacre threat

Windows beside the main entrance at Montgomery High School have been smashed

Windows beside the main entrance at Montgomery High School have been smashed

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Broken windows at a Bispham school are not being treated as linked to online threats to carry out a 'massacre' there tomorrow.

Police were at Montgomery High School this morning following the vandalism, which came days after threats to 'kill as many people as possible' tomorrow were posted online by somebody claiming to be a bullied student there.

The Warehouse, opposite the school, was also targeted. CCTV footage is being examined by police, the business said on Facebook.

The Warehouse, opposite the school, was also targeted. CCTV footage is being examined by police, the business said on Facebook.

Nearby cafe The Warehouse, in All Hallows Road, also had windows smashed, while a local football club is also thought to have been targeted over the weekend.

"The school is not concerned about the windows," a senior teacher said. "The vandalism is not being treated as anything other than wilful damage. It is not being treated as linked to the threats."

And despite online rumours to the contrary, the damage was not caused by gunshots, he added.

Security is set to be stepped up at the school tomorrow morning as students return from their Christmas break, although police have moved to reassure parents they are 'confident the Facebook threats are not credible'.
Some parents have vowed to keep their children away from classes until the person responsible for the chilling messages is caught.

Damage at The Warehouse in Bispham

Damage at The Warehouse in Bispham

A further update from the school is expected later today.