Cromwell College lock-down
Cromwell College went into lockdown on Friday after a parent became upset and angry in the office area.
Board of trustees chairman Greg Wilkinson said the parent entered the office at the end of lunchtime and staff intervened to prevent them accessing the school classrooms.
‘‘There was no physical assault on staff or students, nor was a weapon involved. The police were called and the parent left the school grounds soon afterwards. Our students and staff were safe throughout the lock-down which lasted for 20 minutes and students returned to class for the remainder of the period.’’
The school was following disciplinary and restorative processes in dealing with the incident which brought the parent to school, he said.
Staff met after school on Friday to debrief and again on Tuesday morning.
‘‘We were very impressed with the manner in which students and staff managed this challenging situation.’’
A police spokesperson said a 52-year-old man had been trespassed as a result of the incident.
Police were alerted to disorder incident at the school at 2.05pm on Friday.
Ministry of Education spokeswoman Katrina Casey said the college handled the incident appropriately.
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