School placed into lockdown for the SECOND time in a day after more threats are posted online 

A school has been placed on lockdown for the second time after more alleged threats were made on Tuesday afternoon.

Upper Coomera State College on the Gold Coast was put in a precautionary lockdown at 1.30pm, less than two hours after the previous lockdown was removed.

Parents were sent a terrifying text message alert after the first alleged threat informing them the school was in ‘voluntary lockdown’.

Upper Coomera State College on the Gold Coast sent parents a text message saying the school was in ‘voluntary lockdown’ about 10.30am on Tuesday

The first lockdown was ruled a hoax by police about midday, but parents were told they could give their children the rest of the day off.

Police arrived at the school shortly afterwards, and confirmed they were investigating an alleged threat.

‘UCSC has gone into voluntary lockdown as a precautionary measure until further notice,’ the message said, according to the Gold Coast Bulletin.

‘The safety of students and staff is our priority. Thank you.’ 

A police spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia police are ‘investigating the authenticity of an alleged threat’.

‘Police are working closely with the Department of Education in relation to the management of the situation and the safety of students.’ 

The school (location pictured) was taken off lockdown about midday only to be locked down again at 1.30pm

The school (location pictured) was taken off lockdown about midday only to be locked down again at 1.30pm

The sister of a Year 12 student at the school said she raced to the scene after hearing about the lockdown.

‘You hear about school shootings and stabbings, you don’t want to think about it but it happens. We’re not the US but it is scary,’ said Carly Kendall.

One parent said they heard the threats had been made by a Year 7 and a Year 9 student, but the reports were unconfirmed. 

Another concerned parent, who said he was ‘petrified’, believed the alleged threat to the school originated online.  

‘I heard it’s just kids mouthing off on social media,’ said Warren Priddis. 

The alleged threat comes less than a week after another Queensland school was rocked by the threat of a mass shooting. 

The incident is the latest in a series of alleged bomb and shooting threats in the region, and three teenage boys have been charged over some of the alleged threats 

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