COIMBATORE: Coimbatore District Police have formed a task force to secure a teacher who issued a bomb threat to a private school on Wednesday.
V Kamaleshan (39), a Sri Lankan Tamil, applied for the position of German teacher at Mudalipalayam school on February 27, 2021.
The school management recruited him in June last year and he was staying in a rental house in Alandurai. But he was fired by management in March after arriving at school drunk.
On Wednesday, Kamaleshan phoned a former teacher at the school and told her he planted a bomb on campus and hung up. She immediately informed the school and they, in turn, called the Sulur police.
A team of BDDS and sniffer dogs, together with police officers from the Sulur police station, reached the school. They searched the campus from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The 550 students were invited to gather on the playground. After the BDDS team confirmed it was a bomb threat, all students were allowed into the classroom.
“We have tried to trace the accused. He phoned the former teacher from Kerala. We have sent a special team to Kerala to find him. He will be brought to Sulur police station,” a policeman said.