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Sixth security alert at school

By Deborah McAleese

Security services were today dealing with the sixth security alert in three weeks at a school on the outskirts of west Belfast.

Police and bomb squad were called to the scene following the alert at St Colm’s High School in Twinbrook.

Summerhill Drive was closed as a result of the alert. It is understood the school is currently closed for mid-term break.

The school has seen a series of security alerts over the past three weeks which caused extensive disruption for staff, pupils and parents.

Last week around 700 pupils were sent home over a report that a device had been found. It was declared a hoax by police.

It is understood that a visit to the school in September by the Royal Marines to do team building exercises with pupils may be linked to the security alerts.

Principal Imelda Jordon has said the visit was educational and arranged to enhance the students’ education.

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