Fareham school put in lockdown as students' bags are searched

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A school was put in lockdown this afternoon. 

The Henry Cort Community College in Fareham sent a message to parents today saying that it was in lockdown and that all the students and staff were safe. 

The Henry Cort Community College in Fareham. Picture: Google Maps

The Henry Cort Community College in Fareham. Picture: Google Maps

In an update on Facebook, the school said: ‘LOCKDOWN UPDATE: All students are safe and well. We will be releasing them at the end of the day once systematic bag searches have been completed.

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‘A further update will follow.’ 

The school later added: ‘All college buses have been delayed leaving college and are now en route, apologies for inconvenience caused.’

When approached by The News the school said it was unable to comment on the lockdown. Hampshire County Council and police have also been approached for comment. 

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