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Manchester College on lockdown after gun threat

A Manchester college is on lockdown after a gun threat this morning.

Tameside College in Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester received threats this morning leading to staff and students being locked inside the building.

Police are on the scene, and students claimed on social media they had been told to stay inside and to “stay away from windows” while others arriving have been told to go home.

A spokesman for the college confirmed to The Sun that a “lockdown procedure” is currently underway.

One parent told The Manchester Evening News:

“[My daughter] said someone has threatened to shoot someone. She said we shouldn’t be here but I can’t go home now. My daughter’s been told to turn her phone off and put it down. We’ve got no idea what’s going on. She said the college is in lockdown and nobody is allowed in or out. When it’s your child it’s really scary. I just want her out of there.”

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