- Police investigating online threats in reference to schools in Brisbane’s north
- There was no specific reference to any particular school or schools
- Department of Education has advised that all schools will be operating normally
- Emails sent to parents from affected schools in the Northlakes area
Queensland schools are on high alert regarding online threats in reference to schools in Brisbane’s north.
A Queensland Police spokesman confirmed to Daily Mail Australia on Sunday officers have advised the state’s Department of Education they’ve ‘identified internet posts that contained non-specific threatening language’ in reference to schools in the Northlakes area.
‘Anyone with any information that may assist in the investigation is encouraged to contact police,’ the spokesman said.
‘As the investigation is ongoing it would be inappropriate to comment further. The Department of Education has advised that all schools will be operating normally.’
Moreton Downs State School (pictured) confirmed on its Facebook page late on Sunday night that it has been made aware of ‘internet posts that contained non-specific threatening language’
The Department of Education has sent emails to parents from affected schools to say it’s working with police and with government protective services officers as a ‘precautionary measure’.
‘There was no specific reference to any particular school or schools and while there are no further details available at this stage, the Department has been liaising with police and believe it is in the best interests of school and community safety to make parents and caregivers aware,’ the email states.
‘The safety of your children will remain our priority and while we will continue to maintain normal routines and timetables, we will continue to take advice from authorities in this matter.’
There are reports parents from Dakabin State School (pictured) also received the email
Parents from North Lakes State College and Dakabin State School also received the email, The Courier Mail reports.
Moreton Downs State School principal Paul Pickering informed parents of the news on the school’s Facebook page late Sunday night
The news has sparked concern among parents.
‘I hope all schools in the area have been made aware of this and when possible we are updated on any information regarding our children and communities safety. im worried now about sending my preppie to school tomorrow,’ one concerned mum posted.
Another added: ‘The emails going around are extremely vague and gives a lot of parents concerns to send their children to school on what exactly the threats are.’
North Lake State College sent this email to parents on Sunday