Morwell Park school evacuated in bomb threat

Staff and students at Morwell Park Primary School were evacuated today after a bomb threat which was believed to be a hoax.

According to police, the school received a computer-generated phone message and was evacuated for an hour about noon.

Morwell Park was one of several Gippsland schools to receive similar bomb threats today.

Other reported threats were in Sale, Cowes and Wonthaggi.

Similar threats have also been reported in other states and countries in the past 24 hours.