Police have received reports of a number of phone threats toward schools across New Zealand today.
Enquiries are under way in relation to threats at schools in Masterton, Kaikoura, Greymouth, Queenstown, Levin, Whanganui, Rolleston, Takaka, Geraldine, Dunstan, Ashburton and Palmerston North.
Police take threats of this nature extremely seriously and is making enquiries to determine the source of the calls.
At this stage Police do not believe there is a safety risk.
Police extends thanks to the schools involved for following their emergency procedures, and to the wider school communities for their co-operation.
Issued by Police Media Centre