Teen charged after sparking Labrador State School lockdown

A teenager has been charged after a Gold Coast school and nearby childcare centre were placed into lockdown for several hours yesterday.

The dramatic scenes unfolded around 2.40pm on Wednesday, with police rushing to Labrador State School after threats were reportedly received.

Parents received a text message from the educational facility informing them that the school was in lockdown.


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Hundreds of worried parents and carers waited outside for around four hours as police worked out a plan to safely evacuate children from their classrooms.

It’s understood the lockdown came to an end just before 6.30pm, with officers arresting a teenager at a train station in Brisbane.

A 17-year-old person has since been given a notice to appear for possessing a knife in a public place.

A Queensland Police spokesperson told myGC investigations into the incident are ongoing.