HUNDREDS of students had to head home after a Newquay college was shut on Monday morning (July 8) when a man climbed onto the roof of the building.

Police were called to reports of concern for a man outside Treviglas School at 6.50am.

A police spokesperson said: “Emergency services attended and attempted to engage with the man, who came down safely at around 9.30am.

“A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage. He remains in police custody.”

A number of buses carrying students to college had to turn around and drop the children back home. Others had to get public transport back home.

A spokesperson for Treviglas Academy said: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Treviglas has had to close to all students today. Any student on a bus already will be supervised in school until we can get them home to you.”

One parent said: “Our daughter told us that the TV 22 bus is going to turn around to bring the kids back.”

Another added: “Any pupils who travel with 1 2 3 Taxis are already on their way home.”

A parent said: “My son has just got home. We live in Perranporth and he was able to get the public bus home.”