Teen charged over online threat towards SE Qld school

A TEENAGER has been charged after allegedly making threats towards a North Lakes School.

Police say the threat was made in an online forum on Monday evening, and is separate to other online threats which were made towards schools in the area over the weekend.

“This alleged incident does not relate to the initial on-line non-specific threats posted on the week-end, or a threat at a North Lakes school yesterday afternoon, with police investigations continuing into these incidents,” officers said in a statement.


The boy has been charged with one count each of use carriage service to make a threat to cause serious harm and threatening violence.

He will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act.

Police have reassured parents that all schools remain open and children can attend safely, with police conducting regular patrols of the North Lakes area.

“While there is no credible information to indicate any direct threat to any individual or school, the Queensland Police Service takes all threats seriously with public safety paramount,” they said.

“Police will continue to work with Education Queensland and service providers to track down the source of the initial posts.”