British school in Budapest evacuated after bomb threat

 The school was evacuated after a bomb threat was received from an unidentified caller.
The school was evacuated after a bomb threat was received from an unidentified caller.PHOTO: TWITTER

BUDAPEST (REUTERS) - The British International School in Budapest evacuated all staff and students safely after receiving a bomb threat from an unidentified caller on Wednesday, a school statement said.

The school, where over 700 pupils study according to information on its website, received a phone call at 0730 GMT informing it of a bomb threat, it said.

"In line with our school policies, we informed the police and immediately evacuated the school to ensure the safety of all our students and staff. All... were moved to safe locations and the school is currently closed," the statement said.

Police in the Hungarian capital were investigating at the site.

A police spokesman declined further comment.

Britain is currently on a "severe" security alert, meaning a militant attack is considered highly likely mainly because of threats posed by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

British warplanes last week joined US-led coalition air strikes on ISIS fighters in Syria for the first time after the government won parliamentary approval for the move.