Thornton State School closed today due to bushfire threat

Published Wednesday, 09 October, 2019 at 06:46 AM

Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations
The Honourable Grace Grace

Education Minister Grace Grace has announced that Thornton State School, south of Laidley, will close today (Wednesday 9 October 2019) due to ongoing bushfire threats.

“Our number one priority will always be the safety of students, staff and their families,” Ms Grace said.

“We are continuing to liaise with emergency services personnel about this dynamic situation and while the decision to close a school is never taken lightly, we will close further facilities if necessary for the safety of our communities.”

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Ms Grace said the community should continue to act with safety first in mind.

“I strongly encourage everybody to tune into their local ABC radio service for updates on bushfires, and follow all advice from emergency services in your area,” she said.

Further information about current weather conditions can be found on the Bureau of Meteorology website at and updates on local conditions on QFES social media accounts.


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