15yo girl charged over bomb hoax at Qld school

A teenage girl has been charged following investigations into a bomb hoax at a Queensland school yesterday.

Police say that around midday, the 15-year-old girl entered the school grounds in Cairns and assaulted two staff members.

The teen is then believed to have made threats, forcing the evacuation of the school.


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The girl was later arrested and police were able to determine the threat to be unsubstantiated.

The 15-year-old has been charged with one count each of falsely state a bomb was present, computer hacking and misuse, assault occasioning actual bodily harm and three counts of common assault.

She will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act.

Making a bomb threat is a serious offence and those convicted could face up to five years imprisonment.