School on \emergency lockdown\ as students and staff told to stay in classrooms

A secondary school was placed under “emergency lockdown” following an “incident” this morning.

St Gregory's Catholic College in Bath, Somerset was in an “amber lockdown situation”, the school confirmed.

Students and staff were being kept in classrooms and parents are being told not to contact the school unless in an emergency.

Emergency services were at the scene and the cause remains unknown reports Somerset Live.

In a statement on the school's website, headteacher Ann Cusack said earlier: "As you may be aware, we are currently in an amber lockdown situation.

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"The situation is being positively managed on site by school staff with the support of various external agencies.

"There is no danger to our school community.

"Please do not contact the school unless it is an emergency as we need to keep the telephone lines available.

"We will keep parents and carers updated."

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A spokesman for the school added: "The safety and security of our students and staff are paramount so, whilst we are managing this event with the support of emergency services, please do not telephone the school as we will be unable to answer."

Police confirmed they were called to the school shortly before 8am this morning.

A spokesman said: “We were called to reports of a concern for welfare at St Gregory’s School at 7.53am.

“We were called to support the ambulance service at the incident.”

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The school announced the lockdown was lifted at around 11am but still didn't give details of the nature of the incident.

Headteacher Ms Cusack said: “The amber lockdown has now ended.

“No students were at risk during this lockdown.

“I would like to thank everyone for their support.”

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