School placed on lockdown as person makes threat over internet claiming they have a gun

Armed police rushed to a high school in Wigan following reports of someone making threats that they had a gun.

Police were called to Golborne High School at around 10.42am following reports of an ‘individual making threats and claiming they had a ‘firearm’.

It is understood the school has been put on lockdown as a precaution.

Multiple police cars and armed cops are at the scene.

Greater Manchester Police said: “At around 10.42am today (22 November 2021), police were called to reports that an individual was making threats to Golborne High School, Golborne, claiming they were in possession of a firearm.

“Armed officers have been deployed to the scene and the school has been locked down as a precaution.

“The threats were made over the internet and no-one has approached the area with a firearm.”

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