Australian schools in lockdown for second day

Sydney, Feb 1 (IANS) Nine schools in Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) state were in lockdown on Monday for the second day following an anonymous bomb threat.

The NSW department of education confirmed that the schools were taking precautionary measures and working with authorities after “several schools received threats”, Xinhua news agency reported.

It is the second day that Australian schools have been in lockdown from anonymous threats after authorities evacuated and searched over seven schools in NSW state and a multiple school in Victoria state last week.

The schools were placed in temporary lockdown following multiple phone threats to local, interstate and overseas schools.

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