Sheffield Council explains why it tweeted schools across city were shut - when they weren't
Sheffield City Council has explained why tweets announcing a number of city schools had closed were sent out – by accident.
The authority’s Twitter account announced the closure of a number of schools this lunchtime – but the messages were purely a test of the authority’s school closure alerts system.
A spokesman said: “We ask individual schools to test the automated school closure alert system every now and again and it appears several schools have done that.
“The schools aren’t closed.”