Qld Teen Charged Over Threats To School
A teenager has been charged by Queensland police after he allegedly threatened a school shooting in Brisbane.
The threats were posted on two social media platforms on Monday and warned of a mass shooting at an undisclosed school in the Moreton Bay suburb of North Lakes.
The teen allegedly responsible for the threats was charged on Tuesday with one count of using a carriage service to make a threat to cause serious harm and threatening violence.
He will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act, police say.
Detectives have today charged a teenage boy following threats made to a North Lakes School. https://t.co/usNhEpawQS— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) May 29, 2018
Acting Chief Superintendent Chris Stream says the teenager is facing serious criminal charges with significant penalties.
"The Queensland Police Service will continue to assess any threats to public safety and I would urge anyone with information to contact police," he said.
No specific schools were named in the posts, which made reference to the recent shooting that killed 17 people at a school in Parkland, Florida.
A Gold Coast school was briefly put into lockdown on Tuesday morning following another threat, which police quickly determined was a hoax.