Schoolchildren "scream in fear" after the 11th grade student was injured while "shooting" while on their way to class when armed police sealed off part of the small market town
- Officers have run to the scene after reports of gunfire at Kesgrave near Ipswich
- The headmaster wrote to parents that the incident involved an 11th grade student.
- The police have declared the incident a "serious incident" and are investigating it
One school was locked down while police searched for a suspected shooter after an 11th grade student was reportedly injured in a shootout on his way to class.
Officers have flooded the area following reports of a gunshot at Kesgrave near Ipswich.
In a post on Twitter, Kesgrave High School said one of its students was involved in a "serious incident."
A mother posted on Facebook said that something "big" happened at Grange Farm and that "a lot of people were screaming" while a lady said "run, someone was shot".
An 11th grade student who was on his way to school at the time is believed to have been involved in the incident.
The Suffolk Constabulary said in a statement: “The police are currently on the scene of a serious incident in Kesgrave.
Officers were called to reports of a shooting at Grange Farm shortly after 8:40 a.m. on Monday, September 7.
Police at the scene of the incident at Grange Farm, Kesgrave, east of Ipswich
& # 39; Friends Walk and Through Jollys are currently completely closed and Ropes Drive is partially closed. The public is asked to avoid these areas.
"Any witness or person with information regarding this incident is requested to contact Suffolk Police at number 101 using the September 7th reference number CAD 58."
As a result, a mother wrote on Facebook: “My daughter and friends went to school and heard what sounded exactly like a shot.
"Then a lot of people scream and a lady says," Run, someone was shot ".
I had four scared kids who ran back to me. There are now at least four police cars in front of the street. Stay safe everyone. & # 39;
According to the Ipswich Star, Kesgrave High School principal Julia Upton sent an email confirming that one of the 11th grade students was "on his way to school."
The message reportedly said, “We were made aware by the police that a serious incident occurred with one of our 11th grade students on his way to school.
An 11th grade student who was on his way to school at the time is believed to have been involved in the incident
“The students in the school are safe and we manage the situation in constant close communication with the police.
“Students should stay in school and be brought to safety in contact with the police.
The police will be present in the area and around the school throughout the school day.
"We currently expect the students to be released at the end of school, as usual at 3:20 pm."
An Essex and Herts Air Ambulance landed in a meadow and took off just before 10 a.m.
A country ambulance is also on site, along with a number of police cars.