POLICE have confirmed more than one Brisbane school has been evacuated in similar circumstance that occurred in Sydney and Melbourne last month.
The Courier Mail says Bounty Boulevard State School in North Lakes is among the Brisbane schools to be evacuated.
Dozens of police have arrived at Town High, along with fireys and ambos. Hearing there have been a number of bomb threats across the state.
— Chris McMahon (@ChrisTheJourno1) February 2, 2016
Reports suggest a school in Townsville is also being searched by police following a bomb scare.
The threats follow a number of similar calls made to schools in Sydney yesterday.
Queensland Police confirmed an operation was under way.
A Department of Education Queensland spokesman would only say that a “number of threatening calls had been made”.
Four Canberra schools were evacuated before midday after a bomb threat.
ACT Police said the schools were being evacuated as a precaution after a threatening call was made. They are currently investigating.
Lanyon High School, Forest Primary, Richardson Primary and Kingsford Smith School in Holt were all temporarily evacuated. Students were returned to school around 1pm and classes resumed.
Police are investigating the veracity of threats received by a number of ACT schools today. The schools are being evacuated as a precaution
— ACT Policing (@ACTPolicing) February 2, 2016
Victorian schools have again been evacuated today amid reports of security threats, with police confirming they are investigating today’s incidents.
Victoria Police is aware that a number of Victorian schools have received a threatening phone call today.
The schools have enacted their emergency management plans as a precaution.
It appears to be a series of hoax calls similar to last week’s incidents, designed to cause disruption and attract media attention.
We are aware that schools in a number of other states have also received similar phone calls today.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to www.crimestoppers.com.au
Several police vehicles at Reservoir High School, looks like students and staff outside in evacuation points
— Josh Barnes (@barnseyy) February 2, 2016
Tas Police have posted this afternoon that they have received several unsubstantiated reports of threatening calls made towards a number of schools in Tasmania.
There is no evidence these are anything other than hoaxes designed to cause unnecessary disruption and inconvenience and are consistent with threats made to schools in other states.
The threats appear to come from overseas with no credible evidence they could be carried out here.
Investigations are underway and we are liaising with the Department of Education. Each affected school is following appropriate procedures to ensure safety of all.
Making threats is a serious criminal offence. Police are urging anyone with information in relation to these threats to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
More to come as updated.