E-ACT Pathways: Police called after sign warning 'an attack will happen' found on Sheffield school gates

The sign, which one parent called "unsettling", references "lockdowns" and "Hamas".
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An investigation has been launched after an "unsettling" sign warning "an attack will happen" was found by parents on the gates of a Sheffield school.

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An investigation has been launched

The handwritten A4 sign was found in a plastic pocket and tied with string to the gates of E-ACT Pathways Academy in Longley.

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The disturbing notice, which one parent called "unsettling", references "lockdowns" and "Hamas", before concluding that "an attack will happen" and to "keep [children] home".

A spokesperson for Pathways Academy said police had been contacted over the incident.

They said: "We are aware of a poster left on the school gates and subsequently shared on social media that raised concerns about a potential threat to the school.

"We promptly reported this to the police, and we are working closely with them to ensure a thorough investigation.

"The safety and security of our children, staff, and school community are our utmost priorities. Our school is safe, secure, and open as usual."