Ballina Public School went into lockdown for a short time earlier today.
Ballina Public School went into lockdown for a short time earlier today.

Lockdown at Ballina primary school involved police help

Update 3.15pm: The NSW Government offered some details about the lockdown this morning at Ballina Public School.

A spokesman for NSW Education confirmed nobody was threatened or hurt.

"This morning, as a precaution, students were kept in for just under an hour while an incident involving a student was resolved by staff with the support of police," he said.

"Nobody was threatened or hurt, and classes resumed as normal immediately afterwards."

 

Original story: A NORTHERN Rivers school has ended a lockdown that started earlier today.

Ballina Public School confirmed via its social media account that the lockdown happened around the lunch break.

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"This morning there was an incident at school which required us to go into lockdown at lunchtime," the post said.

"We are pleased to report that no one was injured and all students followed all instructions fantastically.

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"This is why we practice lockdown procedures from time to time."

The school also confirmed normal classes resumed after an extended play at lunch.

No details were provided about the reason for the lockdown. The Department of Education has been contacted for comment.

More to come.