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Deal: Boys with air rifle 'sends school into lockdown'

A primary school was reportedly sent into lockdown after two boys were seen carrying an air rifle nearby.

Police were called to Northwall Road in Deal at 11.35am yesterday.

Officers arrested a 15-year-old boy from Deal on suspicion of carrying an air weapon in a public place, and seized the item.

Sandown Primary School in Deal
Sandown Primary School in Deal

Sandown Primary School - in the same road - is said to have gone into lockdown and closed all of its blinds, although head teacher Kate Luxford has refused to comment.

A police spokesman said: "No injuries were reported.

"The boy remains in police custody pending further enquiries."

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