'Weapon' locks down high school

WOOLGOOLGA High School was in lockdown this morning with reports a student may have had a gun on the grounds.

It’s believed a 14-year-old pupil – who may have recently been suspended – confronted another student in bushland at the school at about 9am saying he had a weapon in his bag.

News quickly spread to parents who rushed to the school to collect their children.

Armed police wearing bullet-proof vests manned the entry and exit points to the school grounds as parents arrived.

"I got a text message from my daughter saying the school was in lockdown," said one anxious parent.

"Her message said ‘some dude has lost it and we have all been asked to sit under our desks".

It’s believed the perpetrator was apprehended at around 11am after being found by his parents.

The boy was taken into custody and reportedly transported to the Coffs Harbour Police Station.

The school principal denied to comment on the incident.


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