28 Mar 2012

Search for suspected gunman near school ends

1:06 pm on 28 March 2012

A police search for a suspected gunman at a Christchurch school has ended.

The search began after reports of a man walking through the Burnside High School's grounds with a gun.

Students had reported seeing a young man carrying a silver pistol about 11am.

Police say there are no reports of him having presented the gun or threatening anyone.

They say they will keep a couple of officers in the area as a precaution.