Luton high school on lockdown after staff hear gun shots

Lea Manor High School has confirmed that the Luton school is currently on lockdown after reports of gun shots were heard in the area.

Tuesday, 12th March 2019, 1:29 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th March 2019, 2:55 pm

Luton Today was alerted to the incident by a member of the public and a staff member from the school has confirmed that an incident is ongoing.

Bedfordshire Police have confirmed that shots were heard in the woods adjacent to the school.

The staff member said: “Shots were heard near the PE department, the school’s main priority is the children so the school is on lockdown, nobody is allowed in or out of the school.

Lea Manor High School

“The police are here now.”

A spokesperson for Bedfordshire Police said: “We were called today at around 1.45pm to reports of shots being fired in the woods adjacent to the school.

“Officers are at the scene now and pupils are being kept inside as a precaution.”

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