Parents' fury as teachers stage a break-in at their school and ask shocked pupils to turn detective to try and solve it

Parents have been left furious after teachers staged a fake burglary while some children were unaware it was a hoax - leaving them scared to go into school.

 

Terrified pupils aged just nine and ten at a primary school in Bury, Manchester found their classrooms had been ransacked and iPads stolen when they returned from an assembly. 

 

The elaborate ruse was carried out at Ribble Drive Community Primary School ahead of a writing exercise the following day - but some outraged parents claim they did not see a message from the school warning them. 

 

One parent said her little girl came home in tears and refused to go back to lessons, while others feared the school had been targeted in an armed burglary.

 

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