Wellington High School under lockdown due to threat

Wellington High School under lockdown due to threat

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Wellington High School has been put into lockdown after Police received reports of a threat at around 9:40 am.

There was an increased Police presence in the area of Bidwill Street and Taranaki St.

Wellington High School said in a Facebook statement that students are staying in their classrooms and exams will be continuing.

Parents were being asked not to go to the school or use phones to call as it could confuse the management of the incident.

“Please do not come to the school or phone the school as you will not be attended to and this may cause disruption to the management of this incident and could potentially place yourselves and/or our staff and students' safety at risk. We will update our website as soon as we have further information.”

All outside entrances to the school were locked.

At around 10:15 am the schools' principal Dominic Killalea released a statement on the situation.

“The situation we were managing has now been resolved with police support. All students, staff and persons on-site are safely accounted for. Everyone did extremely well and responded to instructions. I would like to personally thank you for your support and trust during this difficult time.”

Police told thisquality two are being spoken too and Police will be staying in the area as a precaution.

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