School Lockdown Alert: Aylesbury School Goes Into Lockdown Following Reported Altercation
Booker Park School in lockdown as police deal with incident
Thames Valley Police were called to Booker Park School in Aylesbury at around 9.10am on 24th September following reports of an altercation.
The school went into lockdown for ten minutes, with all children and staff being asked to remain indoors, as police dealt with the incident. It was reported that no children were harmed or involved. No arrests have been made in connection with the event, but police are conducting an investigation.
A spokesperson for Buckinghamshire Council said: “The school briefly went into lockdown as a precaution and the police attended the site. All children are safe and were not involved in the incident which was not related to the school and is now a matter for the police.”
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