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  Security forces on guard at Belfast schools
Updated 14 January 2002, 17.30
Security forces watch students evacuate school in Belfast
A big security operation is under way at schools in north Belfast to make sure teachers and pupils are able to get home safely.

They are worried that some of them may be in danger after a Protestant group threatened to kill Catholic workers - including teachers.

The group, called the Ulster Defence Association, say they killed a Catholic postman at the weekend. Two men are being questioned by police about the shooting.

Bomb scare

But the big police presence didn't stop one school being evacuated on Monday following a bomb scare.

Belfast in Northern Ireland
The Boys' Model Secondary School, which is a school with mostly Protestant pupils, was evacuated after receiving a warning that there was a bomb in the school.

Schools have been at the centre of problems in Belfast, with Holy Cross Girls primary school pupils having to walk past violent protesters last year to get to school.

Last week there was more trouble at the school, and cars were damaged at the Our Lady of Mercy Secondary School.

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