21 Nov 2022

North-west Auckland school in emergency lockdown, students and staff safe

12:15 pm on 21 November 2022
A police car

Police had told Huapai District School to remain in lockdown. File image Photo: RNZ / Marika Khabazi

A school in north-west Auckland is in lockdown.

A message on Huapai District School's website said the Ministry of Education had advised it to go into emergency lockdown.

Police had requested the school remain locked down.

It said all students and staff were safe and accounted for.

Parents were asked not to come to the school or try calling.

"Your child's welfare and safety is our priority," a message on its website said.

"This includes contacting your child/ren via email or phone. Your assistance and cooperation are appreciated at this time."

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