STUDENTS had to be evacuated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Alicante due to a false bomb threat.
The eviction was ordered as the security services of the academic centre inspected the building and located a suspicious package. Classes were suspended as security forces were deployed to the building to remove the package but it was a false alarm with the University saying via Twitter it was “not dangerous.”
The definition of a false bomb alert is defined in Article 561 of the Criminal Code, which states it as a “false claim or simulating a situation of danger to the community and as a result of which is necessary to render assistance to another, thereby causing the mobilisation of police, or rescue assistance.”
In the latest reform of the Penal Code the wording of Article 561 (false bomb alert) now includes cases of false activation by news of health or emergency situations and causing a situation “with the intention of endangering public peace.”
A false bomb alert can carry a prison sentence for guilty parties.