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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.

 

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”.

Canberra schools

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.

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

Tasmania

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.

  • Best to er on the side of caution. Hoax or not, what if they treated as a hoax and didn’t evacuate, only for the threats to be real and have lives lost

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  • yeah it is not funny that kids get evacuated! real or fake situations! school is a place that kids are supposed to feel safe at.

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  • My friend kids were evacuated at a Melbourne primary school. This is the second time

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  • Again… I hope they find whoever is responsible soon.

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  • This is so scary, we send our kids to school to be safe. I hope they get these people/ person doing this.

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  • This is such a horrible thing to be happening at so many locations. Schools are built on the basis of learning, tolerance and support – they are meant to provide a safe place for our children. This stuff is so wrong.

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  • Still going on? When will it end? :-(

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  • As annoying as hoaxes are, gosh I hope these boil down to just silly kids being stupid rather than actual threats.

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  • This is awful. It’s so scary :(

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