Ellowes Hall Sports College Closed: Is there any Suspicious item? Everything Explained

Ellowes Hall Sports College Closed: Is there any Suspicious item ? Everything Explained

A Black Country Ellowes Hall Sports College is closed today following a police incident where ‘suspicious items’ were found nearby. Let’s see more details about the suspicious activities happened in the school.

Why Ellowes Hall Sports College has been Closed?

A Black Country school was closed today, Wednesday, January 4, as Army bomb disposal experts examined items found nearby. Ellowes Hall Sports College in Dudley sent a text message to parents this morning informing them of the news.

The items were discovered by a member of the public on land near Old Quarry Drive in Upper Gornal at around 10 pm yesterday, January 3. They were taken to playing fields linked to the site to be inspected by Explosive Ordnance Disposal operators.

The school was not connected to the discovery but decided to remain closed as investigations continued, police said.

What did the Spokesperson say about the Incident?

A spokesperson for West Midlands Police told BlackCountryLive: “We were called by a member of the public at around 10.20 pm yesterday after the discovery of suspicious items on land near Old Quarry Drive, in Upper Gornal.

“As a precaution, the items were taken to playing fields at Ellowes Hall Sports College so that they can be examined by the Army’s EOD team. We are liaising with the school, which is not connected with the discovery.”

Are there any Suspicious items Found?

A school has been evacuated to allow a bomb squad to investigate nearby “suspicious items”. The items were found on land near Old Quarry Drive in Upper Gornal at around 10 pm, January 3, and were then taken to the playing fields.

They had instead been called by a member of the public to the suspicious items. A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: “We were called by a member of the public at around 10.20 pm yesterday after the discovery of suspicious items on land near Old Quarry Drive, in Upper Gornal.

As a precaution, the items were taken to playing fields at Ellowes Hall Sports College so that they can be examined by the Army’s EOD team.

Schools decided to Close today as the Investigation continues

The school has decided to close today while our investigations continue. A spokesperson for the school added: “I can confirm that Ellowes Hall Sports College is closed today due to a police incident unrelated to the school. We are waiting for further details to be communicated to us.”

Parents of students at the school received a text alert this morning notifying them of the closure (January 4).

Parents Expressed in Social Media

Some parents have taken to social media to express their concerns about the news. One person said: “Worrying text from Ellowes, takes a lot to close a school.”
The school said they are still waiting for further information from the police.

Parents were told via text to keep their kids at home during the urgent inspection.

About Ellowes Hall Sports College

Ellowes Hall Sports College is a non-selective academy. It has about 1,160 boys and girls aged between 11 and 18. In November 2019 the school was rated ‘Requires Improvement’ by Ofsted.

This school is part of the Invictus Education Trust. (The Crestwood School, Wombourne High School, Pedmore High School, Leasowes High School, Kinver High School, and Sixth Form are also part of this trust.)

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Social Media Posting

Wombourne Daily Posted

Live updates as Ellowes Hall Sports College in Dudley closes after ‘suspicious items’ found nearby – Birmingham Live

Callum Oakley Posted

There were 7 pipe bombs found in the woods behind the school last night I’ve seen the video from the dad that found them n rang the police last night, the parent was metal detecting in the woods and was on the school run this morning at a local primary school.

Black Country Live Posted

Police are diverting traffic and the army is now at the scene

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