Taranaki school on lockdown after reports of person with firearm nearby

Taranaki's Stratford High School is reportedly on lockdown, with armed police swarming the area. 

Police said there were reports of a person walking down Swansea Rd (which the school is located on), with what the caller believed to be a firearm. 

Cordons are up at the school. 

NZHerald reports students were not being allowed in the school, but it was said some students were already in classrooms. 


A road closure sign in front of a Police vehicle
A road closure sign in front of a Police vehicle. Source: 1 NEWS