UAE US Schools on Alert after Terror Threat

UAE US Schools on Alert after Terror Threat
By WhichSchoolAdvisor.com
Do your children attend a UAE school? Take our survey and help other parents.
WhichSchoolAdvisor's annual school survey.
LET'S GO

Parents have been told that a terror threat against American schools is being taken seriously. In a statement circulated to American citizens, and reported in The National newspaper, the US missions in the UAE said anonymous threats had been made on an extremist Islamist website encouraging attacks on teachers in American schools and other international schools in the Middle East. The US embassy has told citizens in the UAE to be vigilant. “The mission is working with local schools ... to review their security posture,” a statement from the embassy said. “US citizens residing in or visiting the UAE should remain vigilant regarding personal security and be alert to local security developments.” Schools have been inundated with phone calls from concerned parents according to the newspaper. The American Community School in Abu Dhabi released a statement to parents telling them that the school was in close contact with embassy personnel and was “monitoring the situation very closely”. The US embassy has advised American citizens to avoid crowds in public and keep their cellphones at hand. They have also been urged to plan in case of encountering demonstrations or violence.  

Comments
Latest UAE articles
New Schools

First School for Dubai South to Open Sept 2024

Dubai South has signed an agreemenet with school investor and operator, Bright Capital Inv…

Society

Heavy Rain: Which UAE Schools Have Closed?

With heavy rain in Dubai and the northern emirates on Wednesday, and more falling Thursday…

Society

Schools to Remain Open Despite Rain - KHDA

The KHDA has confirmed via social media that schools will remain open on Thursday despite …

Choosing A School

Are School Based Nurseries the Best Option?

As of 2021, KHDA has eased the path for Dubai schools to open early childhood centres with…

Interviews

Inspiring Women in Education, Diana Zeidan

At WhichSchoolAdvisor.com, we actively seek out those in the education sector driving posi…

University

UK Uni Applications: Major Changes to Format

The UK’s Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) has announced its plan …

Interviews

Interview: Brian Rogove, CEO, XCL Education

International school groups are growing in size and number worldwide – and among the…

Choosing A School

BSO, KHDA, ADEK Inspections: Why ALL Matter

Trying to choose a school and feeling confused about inspection ratings? With acronyms apl…

0 Schools Selected
keyboard_arrow_down keyboard_arrow_up
Your selection Clear All