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Police Working To Uncover Poster Threatening School Massacre

Police are working to track down the person responsible for online posts threatening a shooting worse than the Columbine massacre at a school north of Brisbane.

The threats, posted on two social media platforms, threatened a school shooting at an undisclosed school in the Moreton Bay suburb of North Lakes this week.

Schools in the North Lakes area remain open and police say overt and other operations are enough to keep students and staff safe.

Acting Chief Superintendent Chris Stream said there was no other intelligence to suggest the threats were credible, and parents could have confidence that their children were safe at school.

"Students attending those schools are safe with the current activities we are undertaking," he said.

"We take all threats of this type very, very seriously."

No specific schools were named in the posts, which also made reference to the recent shooting that killed 17 people at a school in Parkland, Florida.

Police will continue patrols of schools in the North Lakes region on Tuesday.


The Kids Helpline Service is available to children experiencing anxiety in light of reports of threats made to north Brisbane schools. Kids Helpline is Australia’s only national 24/7 counselling and support service, specifically for children and young people aged 5 to 25 years. www.kidshelpline.com.au or free call 1800 55 1800.

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