2 Jul 2020

School locked down over reports of man with firearm

2:30 pm on 2 July 2020

Police officers and a dog team have searched extensively around a Kaitaia school where a man with a firearm was reportedly seen behind the grounds just before midday.

A police officer outside a cordon in South Auckland.

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

A police spokesperson said Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Pukemiro was no longer in lockdown and cordons were being lifted around Norman Senn Avenue.

Police said they believed the man had left in a vehicle and was no longer in the area, and they were making enquiries to identify him.