Bomb scares ?not related



TWO bomb scares in Tweed Heads within 24 hours of each other ... a coincidence?

Tweed Heads Police believe bomb scares at Tweed City Shopping Centre on Thursday and one phoned in to Tweed River High School yesterday are unrelated.

Tweed Heads acting inspector Josh Burton said there were no similarities in the calls to the shopping centre or school.

"We do not think there is any link at all," he said.

"It is a coincidence. There is nothing to be drawn from it."

He said the two incidents would be subject to separate investigations, which may include a phone trace.

"There will be inquiries with regard to the phone call and we will try to identify the person who made the call," Insp Burton said.

Police said yesterday's threat, phoned in to the school by a male, had led teachers to believe there might be an explosive device at the school.

By 8.30am they had put the school into evacuation mode, ushering children arriving for school to an assembly point on the school oval.

As students waited, police searched the premises with the help of teachers but found nothing.

School resumed at 9.30am after a short assembly.

The hoax threat at Tweed River High comes only 24 hours after a similar threat was made over the phone to Tweed City management on Thursday morning.

Nothing was found.



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