Students and teachers have been evacuated from a secondary school in Melbourne’s southeast.

The evacuation at Mount Waverley Secondary College took place shortly after midday, with police officers attending to carry out safety checks.

Alex Day, a Victoria Police spokeswoman, said: “Police attended a school on Lechte Rd in Mount Waverley this afternoon to conduct a safety check.

“The students and staff were evacuated as a precaution at 12.15pm.

“The exact circumstances surrounding the incident are being investigated.”

More to come.