Wigan school locked down over gun threat

Golborne High School
Golborne High School

Armed officers have been deployed to Golborne High School after online threats were made by an individual claiming to be in possession of a firearm


Greater Manchester Police today released a statement saying armed units were called to a Wigan school over a gun threat made by an individual online.

"At around 10.42am today (22 November 2021), police were called to reports that an individual was making threats to Golborne High School, Golborne, claiming they were in possession of a firearm.

"Chief Inspector Liz Sanderson, of GMPs Wigan Division, said: "Armed officers have been deployed to the scene and the school has been locked down as a precaution.

"The threats were made over the internet and no-one has approached the area with a firearm.

"I'd like to reassure the public that officers will remain at the scene while we investigate."