4 Feb 2015

Lockdown lifted at Christchurch school

4:45 pm on 4 February 2015

A Christchurch intermediate school was in lockdown for almost two hours this afternoon after police warned of an incident in the suburb of Avondale.

Chisnallwood Intermediate School, which has a roll of about 660 pupils, was alerted at 2.45pm that there was an unspecified incident in the wider area.

It was told to keep pupils inside.

The school's principal Richard Patton said the lockdown was lifted at about 4.30pm.