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Incident at Dunedin School of Art

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There was a reported incident at the Dunedin School of Art just before 3.00pm this afternoon, when a male was allegedly seen brandishing what appeared to be a handgun.

Police arrived soon after the 111 call was made and the School of Art was evacuated and cordoned off immediately. A thorough investigation of the scene and inspection of the School’s buildings was conducted.

Senior staff members of the Polytechnic attended the incident as soon as it was reported. The majority of Otago Polytechnic’s learners are currently on mid-semester break, however the incident is being treated as serious to ensure the safety of staff and learners. The Police have given the all clear, but will continue monitoring the scene throughout the evening.

Night classes scheduled for this evening (18 July) at the School of Art have been cancelled.

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