Students and staff on the school oval following a bomb threat last month.
Students and staff on the school oval following a bomb threat last month.

UPDATE: Classes in session following school bomb threat

UPDATE, 3.10pm: The Department of Education has confirmed reports of a suspected bomb threat at Ipswich State High School.

A spokesman for the Department said a threat was received about 11am on Tuesday.

“The Queensland Police Service was notified and the school followed the department’s protocol for responding to bomb threats,” he said.

“QPS searched the school and gave the all-clear at around 12:20 pm.”

The spokesman said all staff and students were safe and well.

“Police investigations into this matter are ongoing and the department is unable to give further detail at this time.”

Police did not provide further details on the threat or how it was received.

UPDATE, 2.30pm: Classes have returned to normal following an alleged bomb scare at Ipswich State High School.

A Queensland Police spokeswoman said officers departed the school about 1.30pm on Tuesday without incident.

The Department of Education is yet to comment on the matter.

INITIAL, 1.30pm: Another bomb threat has reportedly forced Ipswich State High School into a precautionary lockdown for the third time in less than a month.

A Queensland Police spokesman confirmed a suspected bomb threat was received about 11.30am on Tuesday.

He said “precautionary measures” had been implemented in response.

Police did not provide further details on the threat or how it was received.

The spokesman said a police presence remained at the school as investigations continued.

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Bags left in rain during bomb threat at Ipswich State High School on March 11.
Bags left in rain during bomb threat at Ipswich State High School on March 11.

It is understood about 2100 students and staff have been forced to evacuate the buildings, just six days after a similar threat was made.

Last week’s incident resulted in multiple phones and laptops being water damaged after pupils were told to leave their school bags outside as heavy rainfall neared.

The Department of Education has been approached for comment.

More to come.