A bomb hoax in Chennai led to the shutting down of 11 schools on Tuesday.

The call was made by an unidentified man to a school in Kovalam area, a The Times of India report said.

According News Minute report, the hoax call was made regarding a specific school. But the panic spread to other schools through social media as parents arrived at the schools to evacuate their wards.

Representational image | Source: PTI

Several parents rushed to pick up their children from schools as the news spread and chaos prevailed for some time in many schools. Due to this a holiday was declared.

After searching the premises of the schools, the police declared the call as being a hoax.