A BOMB threat received via email by the Department of Education (DepEd) Bataan Schools Division Office forced the suspension of work in the provincial DepEd office and in schools across the province.
During the flag-raising ceremony this morning that was being streamed on DepEd Bataan’s Facebook page, an official revealed that they received an email from a certain Takahiro Karasawa, a Japanese lawyer, who said he had allegedly set high-performance bombs set to explode at 3:34 p.m. today.
The email further stated that unlike previous bomb threats, this one was legitimate and would cause significant casualties.
In response, Schools Division Superintendent Roland Fronda issued a memorandum suspending activities in the office and classes in schools across the province.
The Bataan Provincial Police Office, for its part, took action in all municipalities while emphasizing its seriousness in addressing the threat and taking all necessary measures to prevent any harm.
Meanwhile, in the town of Hermosa, Police Major Ernesto Esguerra, chief of police of the Hermosa PNP, assured the safety of all public and private schools after inspections were conducted by the Hermosa PNP along with the Bataan PNP K9 Unit.
Major Esguerra also warned individuals against spreading fake news, stating that they could face charges and imprisonment for violating the anti-cybercrime law.