I know that there exists some cases when "have" can be used in the progressive form. But not sure if this usage is permissible in this context: I am at school in the class. My phone rings and I answer:

Do not bother me I am just having a lesson at school.

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    Footnote: Perhaps the best way to say this is: Don't bother me; class just started.
    – J.R.
    Commented Apr 10, 2016 at 3:08

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The verb is OK, but simply "in a lesson" might be better. "having a lesson" makes it sound like you have a private tutor.

just is appropriate when you are talking about something that happened a very short while ago.

The class has just started. - it start a couple of minutes ago.

If you use just in your sentence, it is not appropriate for the "a very short while ago" meaning, so I would take it as the "only" meaning, which suggests that the lesson is not very important.

Do not bother me, I am just/only having a lesson at school.

If you want to talk about something that is happening at the moment, and is likely to continue, you can say just now

Do not bother me, I am having a lesson at school just now.

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