To take both DC out of school for this.

(11 Posts)
NATOcelticmanor Wed 27-Aug-14 19:43:36

I have named changed as this would out me.

My DC both go to the nearest school to the Celtic Manor, they both have Friday off as an inset day. What I am worried about is the Thursday where the school is closed earlier.

I am just scared something will happen.

NATOcelticmanor Wed 27-Aug-14 19:55:40

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2733640/Islamic-State-jihadists-plotting-terror-attack-Cardiff-Nato-summit-former-Foreign-Office-minister-claims.html

I know the daily mail is not alway accurate but the though of a terrorist attack so near DC is scaring me.

Summerisle1 Wed 27-Aug-14 19:59:14

I don't say this to ridicule your fears but honestly, you just can't lead your life in fear of terrorist attacks. Especially ones reported by rabble-rousing rags like the Daily Mail. Terrorists are far more likely to strike at unready targets. Not NATO summits which have the highest level of security thrown at them.

rocketeer Wed 27-Aug-14 20:05:21

I live in a city which is a bit of a target for terror groups (lots of bomb scares as I was growing up, now on alert a lot of the time from newer groups) and actually I feel safer knowing that there is a lot of security around because of this. The school and police etc will not put your children in any danger, I promise.

NATOcelticmanor Wed 27-Aug-14 20:46:27

It is so scary.

It don't help that people are saying about protesters and with all the road closures.

MrsWinnibago Wed 27-Aug-14 20:49:03

Keep em off. You won't be the only one. I would.

HeySoulSister Thu 28-Aug-14 01:10:32

The extra tight security will be aimed at the world leaders, they will be the protected ones....

troyandabedintheafternoon Thu 28-Aug-14 09:39:42

I'm surprised it's open tbh, our school, which is a few miles towards England is on reduced hours the whole week, if you're that close unless your house itself is miles away you aren't likely to be much safer. However keep them home if you're worried.

Handsoff7 Thu 28-Aug-14 10:06:28

I live about as far away from the castle as the school is from Celtic Manor and wasn't planning to evacuate.

Seriously, I don't think there is anything a terroist could do to attack Celtic Manor and get the school short of a nuclear weapon and in that case, most of Newport would be in trouble.

Flexibilityisquay Thu 28-Aug-14 11:30:30

Have you actually read that article? It says that there is no intelligence that an attack is planned. Of course it could be a target, which is why the security is going to be so tight.

I can understand why you would be worried. I think your DC will probably be at no more risk than they would normally though as everyone will be hyper alert for signs of trouble.

TestingTestingWonTooFree Thu 28-Aug-14 11:56:30

I really don't think you need to worry. If there was a serious terrorist attack I'd expect all of Newport to be wiped out, that's not going to happen. I really don't think protestors and road closures are scary, they're an annoyance.

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