Taranaki's Stratford High School is reportedly on lockdown, with armed police swarming the area.
A road closure sign in front of a Police vehicle.
Source: 1 NEWS
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.