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The Daily Telegraph is reporting there is a widespread police operation under way across a series of schools in Sydney, with a large number of them placed into lock down.

Similar to last week’s bomb warning, NSW Police have confirmed a phone threat was received in relation to a number of schools across the city.

A total of eight schools have been targeted, with all of the schools following their emergency action plans.  Some schools have been evacuated as a result of the potential risk involved.

The Daily Telegraph has reported and confirmed that the school lockdowns are in reaction to a series of violent threats.

NSW Police says the operation is taking place across nine schools in the Sydney area:

– Sydney Technical High School, Rockdale

– James Ruse Agricultural High School, Carlingford

– Randwick Girls High School, Randwick

– Riverside Girls High School, Hunters Hill

– Sydney Girls High School, Moore Park

– Hunters Hill High School, Hunters Hill

– Cheltenham Girls High School, Cheltenham

– South Sydney High School, Maroubra

The NSW Department of Education released a short statement regarding the threats:

“The Department of Education is working closely with NSW Police after several schools received threats today,” the statement read.  “Each school is taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of its students and no students are in danger.

“Police are attending at each location as a precaution. Concerned parents can contact their child’s school.”

 

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  • Such a scare for everyone, glad there was nothing to it

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  • Is rhis a new threat for today or an old news article. Seems these ‘threats’ are constant

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  • This is scary – and stupid, if a prank.

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  • yeah very sad to hear this regardless. so they know that this was a prank.

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  • What a Disgusting thing to do. These so called terrorist’s picking on young kids. Especially in a country that has taken them in and there children in. They get houses to live in. Jobs and a safe place for them all to live in and this is what the Australian people get for giving these people a safe place to live Disgusting l say send them back once the right ones are court including there whole family

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  • Lke ng

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  • How can they do this to small children. I hope they catch these baddies soon.

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  • Thankfully children do prepare for these events with drills. Awful to happen, but some people do act in peculiar ways.

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  • Scary stuff for kids, teachers, parents and surrounding community ! It does help us realize though how blessed we truly are to live in a general safe and free country !!

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  • It is seriously such a sad thing that people would pull a hoax like this but I guess a hoax is better then someone actually placing bombs in schools. With the almost weekly mass shootings in the US I do understand why a couple I know in the US wont send their children to school. Instead they belong to an internet school and attend classes online from home. I hope we never have to seriously consider that here as a way to protect our childrens lives.

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  • I would love to know the reason why this even occured. If it was a joke, it’s a pretty serious one and has affected so many people in the process. I feel for the teachers and parents as well as the children. They must have been on the verge of panic. It would be interesting to know whether this was random or targeted.


    • It must have been terrifying, but schools do prepare for these events, which is good. If anyone is feeling scared, I hope they seek some support.

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  • Another terrifying incident for so many kids and their families. I hope they find whoever is responsible soon.

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  • what is going on in our world??? children have the perfect right to feel safe at school

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  • That’s terrifying for those poor kids and parents

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  • What a scary start to the new school year – such a horrible thing for staff, student, parents and the greater community. I hope no-one gets hurt and that things return to normal soon.

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