Stratton school in lockdown in Perth’s east over reports of armed motorcyclist in the area

School plunged into lockdown after ‘armed’ motorcyclist spotted in the area – less than a week after a teenager allegedly fired shots into another campus

  • Police received unconfirmed reports man had gun
  • Man seen acting suspiciously in Stratton, Perth’s east 

A school has been plunged into lockdown following reports of an armed motorcyclist in the area.

Police received reports a man with his face covered who was riding a black, red and white dirt bike was acting suspiciously around the suburb of Stratton, in Perth’s east at about 11am on Monday.

At least one school in the area has gone into lockdown, while parents at another school, St Anthony’s, received a message saying students would be kept inside during lunch, the West Australian reported.

‘Please be advised that the children are being kept inside for lunchtime today and the Year 5 cross country event has been postponed,’ the text said.

‘We will advise you by 2.30pm if there are any changes to our current pick up arrangements.’ 

A WA Police spokesperson said police received ‘unconfirmed reports the man may be in possession of a firearm’.

‘A number of police resources are being deployed to the area to locate the individual,’ they said. 

Anyone with information is urged to call 000 immediately. 

A 15-year-old has been arrested after a shooting at Atlantis Beach Baptist College in Perth’s north last Wednesday 

Monday’s scare comes after a school shooting at Atlantis Beach Baptist College, in Perth‘s north, last Wednesday.

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with seven alleged offences, including three counts of unlicensed possession of a firearm/ammunition, discharged a firearm in a manner to cause fear, and unlawful act or admission with intent to harm. 

It’s been revealed the boy was only 50 metres away when he allegedly opened fire on the classroom from the school car park. 

He allegedly fired three bullets from a rifle, two of which struck the classroom.

One entered the building about 1.5metres from the ground and exited at the same height. 

Dramatic bodycam vision from police showed officers tackling the 15-year-old boy to the ground before placing him in handcuffs

Dramatic bodycam vision from police showed officers tackling the 15-year-old boy to the ground before placing him in handcuffs

The gunfire prompted students and staff to hide inside cupboards and under desks until police arrived on scene.

It’s alleged the boy stole two rifles from his father’s gun safe, along with 60 rounds of ammunition, before driving to the school.

He appeared at Perth Children’s Court on Friday morning via video link and will reappear on Tuesday. 

He is being held at Banksia Detention Centre. 

The shooting has prompted the state government to tighten Western Australia’s gun laws. 

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