According to the police, the threat to the school by a man claiming to have a gun is now considered a hoax.
Golborne High School, Lowton Road, Wigan was closed for several hours yesterday as a precaution after a man online claimed they were walking to school with a gun.
Armed police reached the scene around 10.40 a.m., but by noon no one was found with the gun and officials now believe the claim was a hoax.
A police spokesman said: “At around 10.42 am, on 22 November, police received an online report, now believed to be a hoax, of a man claiming that they were attending a school in Loughton Road, Golborne. a gun.
Officers attended and it was established that no one with firearms was present in the area.
“The enquiry is on.
“Police patrols will be in the area for reassurance, so please don’t hesitate to speak to them if you have any concerns or questions.”