Person wielding BB gun forces three Auckland schools into lockdown

Person wielding BB gun forces three Auckland schools into lockdown
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Three Avondale schools were placed in lockdown on Tuesday afternoon for just over 30 minutes after police received reports of a person nearby with a weapon.

Police said in a statement they were alerted to an incident at around 1:40pm and it was believed someone had a firearm.

"Surrounding schools were put into lockdown as a precautionary measure."

Rosebank Primary told Newshub they had received a phonecall from police just before 2pm asking them to immediately begin lockdown procedures.

Police said they soon established the person was only carrying a BB gun, which fires plastic pellets.

The schools are no longer in lockdown.

Newshub.

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