School in lockdown due to incident

A North Canterbury school was in lockdown after an incident.

Police say Broomfield School was locked down as a precaution after they received a call at about 8.30am of an incident at a nearby Racecourse Rd house.

A man has been taken into custody by police.

Police communication said they were unsure if a firearm was involved, but the school was locked down as a precaution.

People reported on social media of seeing a number of police vehicles heading north.

Cordons were in place but have been lifted.