ASHDALE Secondary College was on alert when an armed man ran across the school oval while fleeing police earlier today, a school newsletter explains.
Acting principal Deborah Doyle outlined the incident at the Darch campus in a notice sent home to parents.
“An armed intruder briefly entered the school oval prior to lunchtime today as a result of a police pursuit,” she wrote.
“School staff responded appropriately in the presence of the police to ensure the situation was managed.
“No students were harmed in the incident.”
Local Facebook users were discussing the matter this afternoon.
One poster talked of her childrens’ response.
“I was just talking to my kids, they said they were locked inside and siren was going for the lock down,” she wrote.
But another Facebook user posted a message saying the school had sent a text message advising it was not in lock down and there was no threat to staff or students.
— Mark Donaldson (@_Mark_D) May 13, 2016