Ipswich Grammar School was placed into lockdown today after bomb threats were made to the school. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times
Ipswich Grammar School was placed into lockdown today after bomb threats were made to the school. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times David Nielsen

All clear at Ipswich schools after another bomb threat hoax

MORE schools across the region received bomb threats this morning resulting in the evacuation of students.

The Queensland Times was aware of the hoax calls but made a decision not to report the matter until police had given the school's the all clear.

This stance was made so we were not responsible for creating fear and angst at the time.

The schools involved in today's threats included Ipswich Grammar and One Mile State School.

School's across the state and nation have been the target of a litany of hoax call over the past three weeks.

It is understood the calls have all originated from overseas.

The Queensland Times will continue to report these hoax calls in a responsible manner and always retrospectively.

Ipswich Grammar School was placed into lockdown today after bomb threats were made to the school. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times
Ipswich Grammar School was placed into lockdown today after bomb threats were made to the school. Photo: David Nielsen / The Queensland Times David Nielsen

 

From the Headmaster

At 10.45 this morning Ipswich Grammar School received a threat via telephone.

Queensland Police Service were immediately notified.

All staff and students were evacuated and are accounted for and safe.

Police responded within minutes and are currently conducting their investigation.

Queensland Ambulance Service have also attended to assist IGS medical staff treating heat related symptoms.

Parents are asked to stay away from campus until further advice is communicated and the situation is resolved.

Richard Morrison, Headmaster/CEO



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