A school in Adelaide has advised families to keep children home after it received a bomb threat via email.
Parents were informed via email from the school that students who were already at school or sports training would be evacuated off site as per its emergency procedures, according to 7News.
A South Australian Police spokeswoman said police are investigating the email after an escalation in alleged threats across the state.
“South Australian Police are aware of a number of calls and emails relating to threats on Schools and Health care facilities,” she said.
“These have been reported across the metropolitan and regional areas in the last week, and more increasingly in the last 24 hours.
“Police have commenced an investigation in relation to the source of these threats, and will prosecute any individual identified to be involved in the dissemination of these threats.”
The spokeswoman urged businesses to “carry out normal protocols around security if they are the recipient of one of these threats”.
The Department for Education has advised that remaining families yet to do the school drop off should do not bring their children to the foundation to year 6 school in St Peters as they work with police.
More to come.