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QLD School Evacuated For 2nd Time Today After Powder Scare

A Gold Coast school has been evacuated for a second time, hours after an envelope with an unidentified white powder was discovered, prompting an emergency response.

Students and staff at Palm Beach Currumbin State High School were gathered for an assembly when alarms began to sound on Tuesday.

For the second time in five hours police arrived at the school and began scouring the grounds while students and staff evacuated to the school oval.

It's unclear at this stage what has sparked the evacuation.

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Earlier, parents were advised to keep their children away from the school by text message after a staff member located an envelope containing a white powder.

The school was searched by police before being re-opened just after 8am.

The powder has been sent away for scientific analysis and the room where it was located has been kept closed, as well as a small part of the school grounds.

Approximately 2500 students attend the school, which is one of the largest on the Gold Coast.

AAP

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