Feilding primary school in lockdown as AOS respond to incident

A primary school has been locked down.


A primary school has been locked down.

A Feilding primary school has been put into lockdown as police respond to an incident nearby.

Lytton St School principal Ben Ward-Smith posted to the school’s Facebook page just after 11.30am on Monday asking parents to stay away from the school grounds.

”Kia Ora whānau. The school is in lockdown. All kids are safe and inside. I will let you know when the lockdown has been lifted.

“If you could stay out of the school grounds that would be much appreciated.”

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A police media spokesperson said police had sighted a suspected stolen vehicle on Colyton Rd and signalled for it to stop.

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“The vehicle fled and it was not pursued, but police maintained observations and followed it into Feilding to the Timona Park area, where it has been abandoned. “

She said two people had been arrested and officers were working to locate further occupants.

”As a precaution the Armed Offenders Squad are attending and the nearest school has been put into lockdown.”

Stuff understands Tui Early Learners, a nearby childcare centre, has also been put into lockdown.

A staff member who answered the phone said they had been advised not to comment.

Lytton St School was also locked down five days ago when police officers responded to a sighting of a person driving in the area with a warrant for their arrest around 2.20pm on Wednesday.

More to come.