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Inglewood Primary School: Minister John Carey slams silly hoax call as time waster for police


A hoax phone call which saw police descend on a Perth primary school on Tuesday morning has been slammed as a “silly antic” that wasted officers’ time.

Paramedics and police were called to Inglewood Primary School at about 5am on Tuesday, over reports that a child was injured outside the school.

Paramedics were called to Inglewood Primary School at about 5am on Tuesday
Camera IconParamedics were called to Inglewood Primary School at about 5am on Tuesday Credit: Ian Munro/ Ian Munro

However, when emergency services arrived, no one was found. Police later issued a statement that they held no concerns.

Senior State Government minister John Carey urged the community to not tie up emergency resources with “silly antics”.

“When we’re sending out people (to hoax calls), when we believe it’s an emergency situation, that is diverting resources away from real-life incidents,” Mr Carey said.

When emergency services arrived, no one was found.
Camera IconWhen emergency services arrived, no one was found. Credit: Ian Munro/ Ian Munro

“I would just urge people not to engage in that kind of behaviour. It’s wasting resources and diverting resources away from helping people.”

Prank calls to triple-zero can see callers face a maximum penalty of up to 3-years jail under Federal law.

Anyone with information is asked to call Police immediately on 131 444.
Camera IconAnyone with information is asked to call Police immediately on 131 444. Credit: Ian Munro/ Ian Munro



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