Police investigating anonymous online threats aimed at North Lakes schools

There are reports a number of parents are keeping their children home from school today after frightening posts threatening a shooting were made online.

The post, which reportedly threatened a mass shooting at a school in North Lakes this week, was posted anonymously over the weekend.

On Monday, police were seen conducting regular patrols around schools in the North Lakes area.


Officers have stressed that at this stage there is “no credible information to indicate any direct threat to any individual or school”.

However, they said all threats must be taken seriously.

“While there is no credible information to indicate the validity of the threat, we take all threats seriously with public safety being paramount,” Acting Chief Superintendent Chris Stream said.

Despite parents being reassured that all schools remain open and children can attend safely, a number of them are deciding to keep their kids home, the Courier Mail reports.

Police say they are currently working with service providers to track down the source of the post.