Youth detained following threats

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A teenager has been spoken to by police, following a high profile operation at a school in Cambridge Park yesterday, after threats were allegedly made.

Officers from St Marys Local Area Command attended the school yesterday morning assisted by the Dog Squad and carefully monitored people entering and exiting the school.

Police and security officers maintained a presence at the school throughout the day ensuring there were no safety issues for staff and students. The school remained in lock-out during the day as a precautionary measure.

Late yesterday afternoon investigators from St Marys Local Area Command, acting on information supplied by a member of the public, attended a home in the command and spoke with a woman.

A short time later a teenager, accompanied by the woman, attended the police station.

Following further inquiries the teenager was interviewed in relation to the alleged threats.

The teenager will be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act by way of youth conference.

Acting Superintendent Dietmar Almer from St Marys Local Area Command said police had spoken to some staff and parents at the school, during the operation.

“As soon as we were alerted to these threats NSW Police Force and the Department of Education commenced an operation to ensure that all students and staff were able to attend the school and remain in a safe environment throughout the day,” A/Superintendent Almer said.

“I would like to thank the whole school community for their assistance with this situation,”A/Superintendent Almer said.

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