Primary schools across state evacuated after threatening phone calls

UPDATE 11:40am: A school in Horsham was also evacuated this morning after receiving threatening phone calls. Schools in Portland, Hamilton and Traralgon and Ballarat were also reported to have received the calls. There are no reports of Melbourne schools receiving the calls. 

Horsham Primary School's 298 campus evacuated

Horsham Primary School's 298 campus evacuated

UPDATE11:33am: Camp Hill Primary School has been declared safe and children returned to class. 

UPDATE 11.27am:

The Camp Hill Primary School assistant principal has addressed students telling them there was "nothing to be concerned about, nothing to be worried about" and that someone "silly" called in bomb threat.

The students were told bags may have been checked and moved.

They were also told "about 10" Victorian schools in same situation today.

UPDATE 11.20am:

Schools at Portland, Hamilton and Traralgon and Ballarat have also believed to have received the threatening phone calls, according to 3AW Mornings.

Police on scene at Black Hill Primary School in Ballarat.

Police on scene at Black Hill Primary School in Ballarat.

UPDATE 11:06am:

At least one Bendigo school appears to be among several across the state to be evacuated after receiving threatening phone calls. 

Victoria Police has released a statement without naming which schools or how many have been evacuated. 

“Victoria Police is aware that a number of schools across the state have received a threatening phone call today,” a police statement reads. 

“Those schools have enacted their emergency management plans as a precaution. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to www.crimestoppers.com.au.”

11am:

A Bendigo primary school has been evacuated and police are on scene.

Camp Hill Primary School students are lining up on nearby Queen Elizabeth Oval as authorities assess the situation. 

More to come. 

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