Teen charged with threatening to blow up Qld school

A 17-year-old boy has been charged over a bomb hoax at a Queensland school last week.

Police say the teen allegedly made two telephone calls to the Gordonvale school shortly after midday on August 11, detailing the existence of explosive devices within the school grounds.

All students and staff were immediately evacuated.


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Following a thorough search of buildings and grounds, police declared the school safe.

The teen has since been charged with two counts of falsely stating the presence of an explosive device.

He is due to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on September 1.