A person has been taken into custody in Greytown following sightings of a firearm that put a Wairarapa School into lockdown.
A police spokesperson said it was understood the person had an air rifle. No charges had been laid.
Kuranui College in South Wairarapa was earlier put into a precautionary lockdown following reports of the potential sighting of a firearm in Greytown.
A post made on the school's Facebook page at 2.15 said the college was no longer in lockdown and students had been released for lunch.
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A police spokesperson said they were called at around 12.20 and alerted to sightings of a firearm.
A post made on the Kuranui College Facebook page shortly after 1pm said the school had been "advised by police to stay indoors due to an incident in Greytown".
"All students are safely locked inside and rest assured there is no direct threat to the college," read the post.