Albany school 'locked down' after incident

Shannon Hampton and Talitha Wolfe, ALBANY ADVERTISERAlbany Advertiser
Albany school 'locked down' after incident
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Albany’s Mt Lockyer Primary School went into “lockdown” yesterday afternoon.

Parents were sent a text message at about 2.30pm alerting to an incident that had occurred on school grounds.

“There was an incident this afternoon at MLPS that required a lockdown,” the text said.

“The police attended and rapidly dealt with the problem.

“All children are safe.”

A WA Education Department spokeswoman said police were called when a junior student was “acting up”.

The spokeswoman said there was never a threat to students or staff and students were kept inside their classrooms with their teachers as a precaution.

It is understood the lockdown lasted for 30 minutes.

Albany police confirmed their attendance at the incident and said nobody was harmed.

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