Woman charged over threats which forced GC school into lockdown

A 36-year-old woman has been charged after allegedly making threats towards a school at Upper Coomera yesterday.

The northern Gold Coast school was placed into lockdown twice on Tuesday after allegedly receiving threats via social media.

Police rushed to the campus and conducted a safety check of the area, determining the threats to be a hoax.


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Following investigations into the incident, a 36-year-old woman from Upper Coomera was charged with use of a carriage service to menace or harass, wilful disturbance at an educational facility and fraud.

She is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on June 28.

Police said in a statement that “while there was 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.”

“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.”

Investigations are ongoing.