Friday, 17 May 2024 - 5:35pm |

Update: Threat, Gisborne

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Attribute to Inspector Darren Paki, Tairawhiti Area Commander

Police have been investigating the incident at Lytton High yesterday where three local schools including Lytton High School were forced into lockdown.

This was the result of a call being placed to the school and threats were made.

Police identified the number the call was made from, and this has led us to a person connected to this number.

We are satisfied that the call is a hoax and there are no ongoing safety concerns for the school or community.

I commend the work done by the local schools, they all handled the situation with a high degree of professionalism, and I also want to praise the calm manner in which they went about keeping their school community safe.

A youth has been spoken to by Police and further enquiries are being made with another youth.

Police will refer the matter to Youth Services.


Issued by Police Media Centre