Teens charged over Gold Coast school threat

TWO teenage boys have today been charged after a threat was made to a school on the Gold Coast on Tuesday.

AB Paterson College in Arundel was placed into lock-down around 8.00am after an anonymous email threat was sent to the school.

Police later determined the threat to be “not credible” and classes resumed as normal.


Following investigations, two boys were charged over the incident on Wednesday.

One boy has been charged with one count of use carriage service to make a threat, harass or cause offence.

And the second boy has been charged with threatening violence.

“Queensland Police would like to remind the community that making threats, regardless of the forum, are treated seriously and offenders face serious criminal charges with significant penalties.”