Leicester school put on lockdown following threat by a student

Thursday 08th June 2023 06:05 EDT

Leicestershire Police has confirmed that Avanti Fields School, located in Furrow View, Hamilton, Leicester, was placed under lockdown for several hours due to a student threatening another pupil. The incident occurred on Wednesday morning (June 7), prompting the school to take immediate action. As a precautionary measure, parents were advised to stay away from the school premises.

The details surrounding the incident were initially unclear, but the Hindu faith school promptly notified parents and guardians through text messages and emails, urging them to avoid coming to the school during the lockdown period.

In its warning, the school said: “Please note that the school is currently on lockdown. All the students are safe, we have safeguarding processes in place. Parents are not allowed to enter the school premises presently or to pick up students for any appointments.”

Following the implementation of the lockdown, Leicestershire Police dispatched their teams to Avanti Fields School, and multiple officers were observed within the school premises, communicating with the staff. Despite the school's instructions to stay away, numerous parents were seen forming queues outside the school.

Avanti Fields School has confirmed that the incident was determined to be of "low risk" nature. According to a police spokeswoman, a male student made threats of violence within the school. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

It was reported that the boy involved had been using threatening and aggressive language, along with making explicit threats against a fellow pupil.

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