CAIRO: Classes were suspended and a Sharqia governorate school was evacuated Thursday morning following the discovery of an explosive device planted in front of the school entrance, according to officials from the Ministry of Education, Youm7 reported.
Emergency responders and bomb squad personnel diffused the device after a school employee noticed a suspicious box in front of the gate of the Tal Mohamed Primary School. The incident was reported to Sharqia Security Chief Sameh al-Kilany, Youm7 added.
It was reported that parents rushed in panic to the school to get their children. No official statement on the incident has been released yet.
Additional reporting by Mahmoud Taha Hussein and Fatheya el-Deeb.