Precautionary lockdown of school following gun threat

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Precautionary lockdown
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A school in Greater Manchester was put on a precautionary lockdown after a person made a gun threat on social media earlier today, November 22.

Armed police officers rushed to Golborne High School in Wigan after receiving reports of someone claiming to have a gun.

A group of parents were seen gathered outside the school gates this afternoon as cars lined up on the adjacent road, The Manchester Evening News reported.

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Worried parents

The panicked families, who live nearby, said they scrambled to the scene after seeing social media posts about the incident.

“I had no idea what was going on, I called them and got no response. It was scary,” they said.

Another parent said: “I was with my wife at home and we got a call that something had happened so I shot down here.”


Police response

Several police cars and armed officer transport vehicles were seen at the school gates.

Greater Manchester Police said: “At around 10:42 today, November 22, 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 put on a precautionary lockdown.”


“The threats were made over the internet and no one has approached the area with a firearm.”


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