Police have been called to reports of a shooting in Kesgrave, near Ipswich, in Suffolk. The headmistress Julia Upton has confirmed a Year 11 pupil was involved while “on their way to school”, according to the Ipswich Star. She said that pupils are to remain in school until hometime at 3.20pm, she told parents and guardians.
Kesgrave High School said in a statement on Twitter: “We have made aware by the police that there has been a serious incident involving one of our Year 11 students, on their way to school.
“Students in school are safe and we are managing the situation in constant, close communication with the police.
“Students are to remain in school and will be kept safe in liaison with the police. Police will be present in the area and around the school throughout the school day.
“At the present time we are expecting students to be dismissed at the end of the school day, 3.20, as normal.”
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An air ambulance took off from the scene before 10am.
A Suffolk Police statement said: “Officers were called just after 8.40am this morning, Monday 7 September, to reports of a shooting in Grange Farm.
“Friends Walk and Through Jollys are completely closed off at present and there is a partial closure on Ropes Drive.
“Members of the public are asked to avoid these areas.”Any witnesses, or anyone with information about this incident, is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference CAD 58 of 7 September.”
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