A school had to be evacuated this morning after a bomb alert.

Police received a call at 10.35am to say that there was a bomb at Ringwood School. 

Police attended but believed it to be the same malicious false threats that have taken place across the country over the last few days.

The school was evacuated but pupils were allowed back in the classroom after half-an-hour.

Posting on their Facebook page one hour ago, Ringwood School said: "This morning we received a bomb alert. As many of you will be aware schools across the country received a similar alert yesterday.

"We have taken advice from the police and students are now back in school.

"The alert caused minimal disruption to the school day. All students sitting examinations are receiving their full entitlement of time.

"Please be reassured your children are safe in school."