Sheffield school went into 'lockdown' after report of boy being chased

A Sheffield school went into ‘lockdown’ this afternoon, after a boy was reportedly chased by a group of other boys.

Thursday, 5th December 2019, 6:31 pm

A text was sent to parents of pupils at Tinsley Meadows Primary Academy at 5.24pm today (December 5).

It stated: “Urgent notice. Please do not arrive to contact your child until we have contacted you.

“The school is currently on lockdown. To reassure you all children are safe and well and staff are supervising and ensuring the welfare of your children.”

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Tinsley Meadows Primary Academy
Tinsley Meadows Primary Academy

The school confirmed that a lockdown had taken place, but that children were leaving at around 5.40pm.

A local resident said that a boy who was being chased by a group of other boys ran into the school to ask for help.

South Yorkshire Police have been contacted for comment.

We will bring you more information on this incident as we receive it.