Jewish children threatened on Sydney school bus

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Associated Press

Posted on August 6, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 6 at 11:31 PM

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Dozens of Jewish children have been traumatized by a gang of teenagers who allegedly stormed a Sydney school bus and hurled racial abuse and threats.

A police statement said five juveniles were arrested early Thursday over the incident on Wednesday. They were questioned at a police station but were later released without charge into the custody of their parents pending further investigations.

Police say the bus carrying about 30 children aged 5 to 12 years from three Jewish schools were subjected to "physical and racial threats" by a group of eight male teenagers who boarded at a bus stop in the wealthy eastern suburb of Randwick. No one was injured.

Jackie Blackburn says her three daughters will need counselling after their terrifying bus ride.

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