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Armed police surround school after threat

Bayfield High School says all students are “currently safe” as armed police surround the school after a threat was received this morning.

A police spokeswoman said the school received a threat via email at 8.45am and had since been placed into lockdown.

Armed officers are in place at every entrance to the school and warnings are being played over loudspeakers.

Armed police at the entrance to Bayfield School. Photo: Craig Baxter

Armed police at the entrance to Bayfield School. Photo: Craig Baxter

The school posted on Facebook to tell parents and caregivers the school is in lockdown.

“We ask parents and caregivers to please not come to the school site. All students are currently safe and we will update you with information as soon as possible.”

Armed police can be seen around the sportsground changing rooms at Bayfield Park beside the school in Andersons Bay.

Shore St has now been blocked off by police. Photo: Craig Baxter

Shore St has now been blocked off by police. Photo: Craig Baxter

People are being turned away from the car park.

Shore St has now been blocked off by police.

A group of year 11 students said they were due to take an NCEA Science exam this morning but had been turned away.

More to come …

 

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