Doncaster school opens as normal after counter terrorism cops brought in over social media post

The 'malicious and unauthorised'posts directed towardsMcAuley Catholic High School were put onlineon Sunday, and theincident was passed to theNorth East Counter Terrorism Unit yesterday.
The 'malicious and unauthorised'posts directed towardsMcAuley Catholic High School were put onlineon Sunday, and theincident was passed to theNorth East Counter Terrorism Unit yesterday.

A Doncaster secondary school has opened as normal this morning, following a 'malicious' social media post directed at the school that is to be investigated by counter terrorism police.

The 'malicious and unauthorised' posts directed towards McAuley Catholic High School were put online on Sunday, and the incident was passed to the North East Counter Terrorism Unit yesterday.

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In a statement on their website, the school that it, the 'local authority, together with the police see no reason to advise pupils to remain away from school and there is no information that would require the school to close'.

The school also confirmed that a 'continued police presence will be provided whilst the investigation continues' and a specialist officer will be in school tomorrow should advice be required.

A number of parents have criticised the school for waiting until yesterday afternoon to make parents aware of the 'malicious post,' a Snapchat of which went viral on social media overnight on Sunday.