Armed police called to Surrey school after ‘safety alert’

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Armed police have been called to a school in Surrey following reports of a “concern for safety”, local police have said.

Surrey Police said that officers were called to Esher C of E High School about 12.40pm.

A number of pupils and teachers are in lockdown inside the school, according to SurreyLive.

A text message reportedly sent to parents from the school read: “The school is currently in lockdown on the advice of the police due to an incident outside of school. All pupils are safe and the site is secure.

“There is a large police presence who are advising us in our actions. Please do not come to the school at the request of the police.

“We will update you as soon as the situation changes.”

A Surrey Police spokesperson said: “We're aware of and responding to reports of an incident outside Esher C of E High School in More Lane, Esher.

“Officers are at the location and are carrying out further enquiries to establish the circumstances of the incident. We will provide further updates as and when we can.”

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