Greater Shepparton Secondary College campus forced into lockdown

By Morgan Dyer

Students and staff at Greater Shepparton Secondary College McGuire campus were forced into lockdown yesterday.

Parents and guardians of students were alerted via text message of the lockdown around 2 pm.

“Dear Parents, GSSC McGuire College Campus is currently in lockdown,” the message said.

“We will keep you informed of any updates."

A spokesperson for the Department of Education said the alarm was raised after a threatening report was made to the school.

“Greater Shepparton Secondary College’s McGuire campus took appropriate precautionary measures this afternoon while police attended the school in response to reports of a member of the public holding a weapon,” the spokesperson said.

“This report was a false alarm, and police quickly deemed the school safe.

“Students soon returned to their normal daily routine."

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