School shaken over bomb threats



THE peaceful learning environment of Nambucca High School has been shaken lately with three bomb threats in as many weeks.

According to the principal, Hilton Humphries, the reasons as to why the school is being targeted in this way are not clear.

"We take the threats very seriously and evacuate all students calmly to a safe place," Mr Humphries said.

"But really, with a total of 490 kids, it is more of a pain than anything else.

"We are hoping the police will catch this person shortly."

Police inspector Mick Toomey of Nambucca Police said the police had been notified and had attended on each separate occasion.

"The school was searched for explosive devices but none were found," Inspector Toomey said.

"We are treating the matter as serious.

"An officer has been given carriage of the case and our investigations are continuing."

A spokesman for the Department of Education said all schools had a clear procedure to follow for such occurrences, whereby students were evacuated as quickly as possible and emergency service experts were notified.



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