A bomb threat was called in to Bersted primary school in Bognor
The bomb threats were called in at 9am this morning to Bersted Green Primary school in Bognor Regis, West Sussex and Castledown primary school in Priory Road, Hastings.
Parents were told to collect their children from the schools immediately as police responded to the matter.
Eyewitnesses said that several police cars arrived on scene to investigate the incident.
No other schools in the area have been affected, according to a report by Spirit FM.
A spokesperson for Bersted Primary School refused to comment when contacting by Express.co.uk
Sussex Police told Express.co.uk: "Police have responded to calls claiming that bombs had been placed in two Sussex primary schools.
"The calls came in shortly after 9am on Wednesday 8 March to Bersted Green primary school in Laburnum Grove, Bognor Regis and Castledown primary school in Priory Road, Hastings.
"Staff evacuated both schools, which were then searched by police
Superintendent Carwyn Hughes said: "The calls were received by the schools just minutes apart. They show similarities to a number of calls that were received at other schools in the UK.
"The calls remain under investigation as malicious hoaxes.
Superintendent Hughes added: “Any parents concerned about their children should contact the school they attend or the local education authority for further advice and information while the matter is further investigated.
“If any threat is received by a school, please contact police on 999.”
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Meanwhle, Spirt FM has reported that a number of other schools have been evacuated across the country at a similar time.
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They include Boxgrove Primary School in Guildford and South Hill Primary school in Weymouth, Dorset.
However, police said the incidents are not linked.
In a statement Surrey Police said: "Surrey Police are in attendance Boxgrove Primary School in Guildford following reports of a suspicious call made to the school at around 10am this morning.
"The school was evacuated as part of the school's standard procedure."
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