UPDATE: Children return to Limerick school after bomb hoax

Gardai investigate bomb scare at Limerick primary school

Gardai are investigating the incident in Milford NS

STUDENTS at a primary school in Limerick have returned to their classrooms after being evacuated following a bomb scare this morning.

Milford National School was evacuated and up to 20 gardai searched the premises, while three units of Limerick City Fire and Rescue Service also attended shortly before 11am today.

Gardai confirmed the alarm was raised after a phone call was received at the school shortly after 10am. It is understood that the call was a hoax.

While the school has yet to comment officially, pupils were allowed back in shortly before midday when the building was declared safe.

It is believed that several other hoax calls were received from an automated system at a number of other Irish and UK schools.