Police called in as two P1 pupils go missing from Falkirk area primary school

Parents feared the worst after two boys from the P1 class of a local primary left school grounds at break time and never came back.

By James Trimble
Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 11:44 am

Police had to be called after the staff at St Margaret’s Primary School, Salmon Inn Road, Polmont, were alerted to the missing pupils and could not find them.

There were reports of as many as three police cars searching the streets of Polmont.

The two boys were eventually found – thankfully none the worse for wear- reportedly in Marchmont Avenue, which is almost a mile away from the school.

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Two P1 pupils from St Margaret's Primary School went missing on Monday

Falkirk Council said the matter is now being looked into.

A Falkirk Council spokesman said: “Two P1 pupils left school grounds at the morning interval. Staff immediately started a search and the Police and parents were informed.

"The two boys were found shortly afterwards. The school has fully investigated the incident and has taken steps to seek to prevent a recurrence.”