German police
Pictured: German policeReuters File

Teachers and students were asked to stay inside their classrooms after many schools were put on lockdown following threats of mass shootings in Germany.

According to reports, schools in German cities of Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt were sent emails on Monday morning warning of mass shootings in their premises.

Following the emails, local police were immediately deployed and the premises of the schools were barricaded, while teachers and students were advised to stay inside the schools.

At Reclam High School in Leipzig, one of the schools where the threat email was sent, police officers were seen armed with guns and bulletproof vest.

Germany has witnessed a string of terror attacks in the recent past and is currently on a high alert. The latest of the mass shootings in the country was at a shopping mall in Munich, where gunmen opened fire killing nine people and injuring several others.