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Students released from Beveridge Primary School

A primary school just north of Melbourne went into lockdown on Thursday, after four students reportedly spotted a man wearing a ski mask carrying a gun on school grounds.

Jenny, a parent at the school, told Tom Elliott that she and other parents at Beveridge Primary School were told by police to stay in their cars in the local carpark as their students were still inside.

Neil Robertson, pilot in the Channel 7 chopper who was over Beveridge, told 3AW Drive that he could see half a dozen police on scene and the front entrance had been completely sealed as they attempted to locate the man. 

Parents were eventually given access to pick up their children, but all students and parents are currently having to provide identification before coming in or out of the school grounds.

Victoria Police have said that the school implemented its emergency plan but no threats were made.

Listen as caller Jenny speaks to Tom