BUILTH Wells High School has been evacuated following a "suspected smoke/sulphur bomb".

The building and the Leisure Centre has been evacuated and a cordon put in place.

People have been asked to avoid the area.

Dyfed-Powys Police, Fire and Ambulance are responding and are on-site investigating the incident at College Road in Builth Wells.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called at approximately 11:20am this morning (Wednesday 13 June) to reports of an incident at Ysgol Calon Cymru, College Road, Builth Wells.

"We sent two emergency ambulances, one rapid response vehicle with a Clinical Team Leader and National Inter-agency Liaison Officer, and crews were supported by our Hazardous Area Response Team and Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service."

Builth Wells High School Acting Head Catrin Taylor said: “We can confirm that an incident took place at the school this morning when a suspected smoke/sulphur bomb went off.

"All pupils and staff were evacuated as a precaution and there are no reports of injury although some members of staff were reported as feeling unwell.

"The school has been closed for the day and school transport operators have been informed.

"The school’s highest priority is the health and well-being of pupils, staff and the school will remain closed until emergency services complete their investigation and given the all-clear.

"Pupils involved in examinations have been relocated to the Pavilion to continue with their work.

"It is hoped the school will re-open tomorrow (Thursday) and pupils and parents will be informed as soon as there is a decision."

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson said: "As a precaution the school and neighbouring leisure centre have been evacuated. People are asked to avoid the area while multiple agencies deal with the incident."

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