LIVE: Wythenshawe school is closed after ‘gunman warning’, which police believe is a hoax – latest updates

A high school in Wythenshawe has locked up after false reports of an armed man.

Police arrived on Moor Road this morning (November 2) around noon. 9.10 am following reports of a man outside Manchester Health Academy with a gun.

Witnesses described that they then saw armed police search near the school grounds.

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In a message sent to parents, the Academy said the school had entered a “partial closure” when police attended the scene.

GMP says they have since determined there were no firearms in the area, and believe the call was a hoax.

An investigation has been launched to locate the caller, police said.

The force confirmed that officers would patrol the area for reassurance and has advised everyone concerned to speak to them.

A GMP spokesman said: “Around 9.10am this morning, police received a report of what is now believed to be a hoax caller claiming there is a man with a firearm outside a school on Moor Road.

“The officers attended and it was found that there was no man with a firearm present in the area.

“Queries are ongoing.”

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A message from the Academy sent to parents said: “Police are currently investigating an incident outside the school.

“As a result, the school has gone into a partial lockdown. Please do not worry.

“The police have asked you not to contact the school so that they can monitor the situation.”

We will bring all the latest updates below.


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