In the early morning of May 16, over 100 schools in the Serbian capital received notifications regarding alleged bombs on their premises.
According to the Ministry of Internal affairs, a total of 97 elementary and several high schools received bomb threats – the majority of which have been checked and proven false.
In the schools that have been cleared, classes have resumed, while the students of those schools still being searched were sent home until counter-diversion units have completed their security assessments.
False threats of bombs in public buildings, shopping malls and public spaces have become increasingly frequent in Serbia in the past weeks. The Constantine the Great Airport in Nis also received a threat on May 16, while two days prior, both the New Belgrade Railway Station and the Belgrade Zoo were threatened.