Albany schools in lockdown

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Albany Senior High school was placed into lockdown this afternoon after a “student was acting disruptively”.

Students were kept in their classrooms for 20 to 30 minutes at about 2.30pm, while staff attended to a student, a Department of Education spokeswoman said.

Staff of the high school calmed the student and the issue was resolved.

Adjacent Albany Primary School was also placed briefly into lockdown.

Students huddled under desks during the lockdown.

In a statement on ASHS’ Facebook page, it thanked parents for their understanding.

“Today we had a lock down activity to ensure the safety of staff and students,” it read.

“We thank you in anticipation of your understanding and support of this emergency response process.

Expect an evacuation practice in the not too distant future as part of our bushfire readiness planning.”

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