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Waikato school closed by phone threat

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 7/07/2016

A rural primary school near Hamilton has been closed for the day following a threat against it.

Horsham Downs School, north of the city, issued a message on its Facebook page on Friday saying it was closed by the threat.

It was believed to be a phone message left overnight, says school chairman Mark Junge. 

The only responsible thing to do was close the school until police had gone through the buildings, he said.

The school has a roll of around 350. Police were not immediately able to comment.

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