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Police were called to the school following reports of shots being firedReuters

A man has been arrested at a school in Dorset, which was placed on emergency lockdown, following reports someone carrying an "air weapon" fired at school workers.

Staff and pupils at Highcliffe School in Christchurch have been told to stay in the building after a man was reportedly seen carrying an air rifle.

Dorset Police said they are still looking for the suspect but confirmed no one has been harmed in the incident.

Armed police were said to be part of a team conducting search of the area.

A spokesperson added: "Police were called at 12.06pm to reports that an air weapon had been fired at groundsmen working on fencing surrounding Highcliffe School in Christchurch.

"Police officers including armed response units are conducting a search of the area. No arrests have been made."

"Dorset Police would like to reassure parents there is no risk to the children at the school, who are being kept in the school building."