Exterior photograph of Richmond River High School. Photo Jerad Williams / The Northern Star. Photo Jerad Williams / The Northern Star
Exterior photograph of Richmond River High School. Photo Jerad Williams / The Northern Star. Photo Jerad Williams / The Northern Star Jerad Williams

Cap gun causes chaos at Richmond River High

UPDATE 2.55PM: TEENAGERS playing with water pistols and a toy cap gun inadvertently caused a lockdown of Richmond River High School this afternoon.

Police spent more than 30 minutes searching the area around the school after a passing motorist had seen what they believed was someone carrying a firearm.

The teens were spotted outside the Lismore greyhound track but were walking towards North Lismore and the school.

They were not students of the school.

Richmond Inspector Russell Ewing said police responded to the report by locking down the school and conducting a sweep of the area.

"The area was searched, and while that search was taken place the persons fitting the description were (seen) walking past the school," Inspector Ewing said.

"They were stopped, and searched and their details were obtained.

"They had water pistols and a toy cap gun."

Inspector Ewing said it was a "completely innocent situation" and no threats were made with the toys.

 

INITIAL: THERE have been confirmed reports that a bell has been sounding at Richmond River High School in Lismore.

Police cars are on site and it is believed the school is in lockdown.

More details as they come to hand.



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