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Two Teens Charged Over Threats Made To Gold Coast School

Boys face serious charges following hoax

Two Teens Charged Over Threats Made To Gold Coast School

Two teenage boys are in big trouble, accused of emailing a threat to a school at Arundel yesterday.

The incident caused A.B. Paterson College to briefly go into lock-down around 8:00 before classes began, but was given the all-clear a short time later.

Principal Brian Grimes released a statement shortly after the incident stating he acted promptly upon receiving the threat, with the safety of students, staff and parents the college's top priority.

"Our students and staff were safe at all times, and the lock-down was lifted within minutes of police arriving on campus," the statement read.

One boy has since been charged with one count of using carriage service to make a threat, harass or cause offence, and the second boy has been charged with threatening violence.

Queensland Police said the incident should serve as a reminder that threats like this are taken very seriously, and offenders face serious criminal charges with significant penalties.