UPDATE: Lockdown lifted at Gold Coast school after second threat in as many days

Update @ 10.30am: The lockdown at Coombabah State High School has now been lifted.

Police have given the school the all-clear after threats were received this morning.

Students and staff were forced onto the school oval for the second day in a row.


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They’ve now been allowed to return to class.

Earlier @9.45am: Gold Coast Police have now confirmed they’re in attendance at the Coombabah State High School.

Officers were notified at 9.26am, and are on site to verify the authenticity of an alleged threat.

They were called to the same school at a similar time yesterday, to investigate reports of a bomb threat.

Earlier @9.30am: Coombabah State High School has gone reportedly gone into lock down for the second time.

Witnesses confirmed students have been evacuated to the oval, and alarms are reportedly sounding throughout the grounds.

It’s unclear the nature of the threat at the moment.

It’s the second time in as many days that the school has gone into lock down.

The school has texted parents this morning, sending the following message out just before 9.30am.

“We have an emergency evacuation in progress.

“We will provide further details when safe to do so,” it reads.

A parent of one student has told myGC that they’ve also received worrying texts from their child.

“So we have another evacuation.

“Another bomber threat,” one text read.
Witnesses confirmed that teachers in high-vis vests are at the gates of the school.

Yesterday police investigated bomb threats at the school, which kept it in lock down for around 90 minutes.

Police say they have not been called to the school at the time of writing.

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