UPDATE @ 4.30 PM | Police are investigating after a number of threats towards a northern Gold Coast school were posted on social media.
Upper Coomera State College was placed into lockdown twice on Tuesday after the threats were made.
The northern Gold Coast school was placed into lockdown around 10.30am and again at 1.30pm, with worried parents being notified of the incident via text.
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School has since finished for the day and students have safely been released.
EARLIER @ 1.45 PM | Upper Coomera State College is back in lockdown.
Gold Coast police confirmed they’re “attending to a call for service” at the northern Gold Coast school.
It’s understood a number of threats have been made on social media.
The school was first placed into lockdown around 10.30am on Tuesday and again around 1.30pm.
EARLIER @ 12.30 PM | Classes have resumed as normal at Upper Coomera State College following a scare earlier this morning.
The northern Gold Coast school was placed into lockdown around 10.30am after allegedly receiving a threat.
Gold Coast police confirmed they were “investigating the authenticity of the threat” and “working closely with the Department of Education in relation to the management of the situation and safety of students.”
The lockdown was lifted around midday after the threat was confirmed to be a hoax.
EARLIER @ 11.00 AM | Upper Coomera State College is in lockdown this morning after the school allegedly received a threat.
Parents were alerted to the incident via text message around 10.30am.
Gold Coast police confirmed to myGC a short time ago that they’re “investigating the authenticity of an alleged threat at a school at Upper Coomera”.
“Police are working closely with the Department of Education in relation to the management of the situation and safety of students,” they said.
Officers remain on scene.