No threats were made with a knife at Gosford Hill School yesterday and no arrests were made, Thames Valley Police said.

The force said officers were called to the Kidlington school at around 3pm on Thursday following reports of a student bringing a knife into the school.

A spokesman added: “There were not any threats made and no one was hurt.”

No arrests were made.

Last night, parents spoke of receiving a text from Gosford Hill advising them the school had been placed on lockdown.

Headteacher Nigel Sellars later wrote to parents, saying that students reported seeing a 'bladed item' during the lesson before lunch.

Mr Sellars said he took the decision to lock down the school 'to prevent the item from circulating at lunch and to minimise any potential threat to students or staff'. 

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