Schools in lockdown, report of shot fired in Palmerston North

Several schools are in lockdown as police respond to reports of a possible firearms incident in Palmerston North.

A spokesman confirmed they had received reports of a firearm was "possibly discharged" on Milson Line just before 11am.

"Several schools in the area have been placed into lockdown as a precaution," he said.

The Armed Offenders Squad has also been called to the scene and police are making inquiries.

No injuries have been reported at this stage, police said.

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