A High school near Warrington was placed in lockdown earlier today after armed police rushed to the scene following reports of someone making threats over the internet that they had a gun.
Police were called to Golborne High School near warrington at around 10.42am this morning following reports of an ‘individual making threats and claiming they had a ‘firearm’.
It is understood the school was put on lockdown as a precaution.
Multiple police cars and armed officers arrived at the scene along with concerned parents who gathered outside the school gates waiting to collect their children who had been let out early.
Parents spoke of children having to hide under tables with the lights off as part of lockdown procedures.
A Greater Manchester Police spokesperson said: “At around 10.42am today (22 November 2021), police were called to reports that an individual was making threats to Golborne High School, Golborne, claiming they were in possession of a firearm.
“Armed officers have been deployed to the scene and the school has been locked down as a precaution.
“The threats were made over the internet and no-one has approached the area with a firearm.”
#INCIDENT | At around 10.42am today (22 November), police were called to reports that an individual was making threats online to #Golborne High School. Armed officers have been deployed as a safety precaution.
— Greater Manchester Police (@gmpolice) November 22, 2021