My School Had to Evacuate due to A Bomb

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So this morning, we were sitting in geography and heard the fire alarm, this raised alarms (literally and figuratively) as there was GCSE French in progress so it wouldn't be a drill.

Is it a fire?

Is it a hoax?

No, some year 8 brought an unexploded WW2 bomb in from the beach. We had to evacuate the whole school for an hour and a half, while the bomb squad and police turned up.

They took it away and the French guys get special consideration.

Just a story to share with everyone.

Also, proof: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-48268710 (this article isn't entirely accurate, some bits are understated, I was there, believe me.)
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Kid probably thought he was playing Fortnite
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(Original post by feeisawesome)
So this morning, we were sitting in geography and heard the fire alarm, this raised alarms (literally and figuratively) as there was GCSE French in progress so it wouldn't be a drill.

Is it a fire?

Is it a hoax?

No, some year 8 brought an unexploded WW2 bomb in from the beach. We had to evacuate the whole school for an hour and a half, while the bomb squad and police turned up.

They took it away and the French guys get special consideration.

Just a story to share with everyone.

Also, proof: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-48268710 (this article isn't entirely accurate, some bits are understated, I was there, believe me.)
Bloody hell. At least the school took the right safety procedures and the evacuation was a smooth process and that those effected had special consideration etc. Good luck for your exams btw.
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Wait, the article seems to suggest it wasn't a bomb, but just a piece of metal. Which is true?
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Wait, the article seems to suggest it wasn't a bomb, but just a piece of metal. Which is true?
'twas a shell that is now a dud, so it's real but useless now. Police said it was an appropriate reaction as it could have still been live.
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Wait, the article seems to suggest it wasn't a bomb, but just a piece of metal. Which is true?
Lots of shells were made out of metal, so it was probably shrapnel or dropped metal left & rusted with minimal chances of actually detonating, but if found precautions will obviously have to be taken.

Bomb squads being called out to deal with old ww2 artifacts is not common, but its not as unusual as you'd think.

Obviously the potential was there, i'm sure the school management wouldn't do this unless necessary, and in the article it's clear the responding military personnel thought this was the right decision too
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And I thought American schools weren't safe
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I think one of the French studenta bribed the year 8 so they could get the special consideration.

It's called "collaboration".
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Lol, reminds me of some dude finding a bomb in his garden and taking it to the police station.
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Mine had to evacuate due to THE Bomb

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