Teen charged over bomb threats to Gold Coast primary school

POLICE have charged a teenage boy after he allegedly made phone threats to a Gold Coast school, sending it in to lockdown.

Parents and students were told to stay away from Helensvale State Primary School around drop-off time yesterday morning after messages about possible bombs were left on the school’s answering machine overnight.

After a quick and thorough search, the school was deemed safe.


Police launched an investigation and have this morning charged a 17-year-old boy over the threats.

The boy has been charged with offences of bomb hoax, use a carriage service to make a threat and using carriage to menace, harass or cause offence.