Prestigious Melbourne private school Scotch College has been evacuated after fears of a bomb threat.
It has been reported that the suspected threat has placed the school in lockdown.
Police have confirmed tactical squads were sent to the Hawthown campus amid reports a man made a threatening phone call lasting several minutes that left the school's receptionist quite shaken.
Students initially gathered on the college's ovals where they stood for about an house but have since been sent home for the day.
More to come.