VIDEO: Mackay school evacuated after threat received
UPDATE: A Department of Education spokeswoman has confirmed Bowen State High School, Emerald State High School and Mackay State High School have been evacuated.
A number of Queensland state schools today received calls of a threatening nature, they said in their statement.
All of these schools immediately contacted police and have enacted emergency procedures based on police advice.
EARLIER: A threat has been made against Mackay State High School leading to an evacuation.
Police have confirmed that several Queensland schools have received threats in the last hour, including Mackay State High School.
Mackay State High School was evacuated about 9.15am, but students are now returning to the classrooms.
More information to come.