Police probe into pupil with knife at school

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Education officials and police officers are looking into an alleged incident of a youngster taking a knife into a Falkirk area secondary school.

The pupil is said to have taken the knife into the premises in his schoolbag on Monday and then showed it to classmates, who became concerned and told staff. The knife was supposedly confiscated shortly afterwards when staff searched the pupil’s bag.

The incident was confirmed by Falkirk Council yesterday (Wednesday) and was being investigated by the both the police and local authority as The Falkirk Herald went to press.

A council education spokesman said: “We are aware of an alleged incident at the school earlier this week and education staff are working in partnership with police to assist with this matter.

“The education authority and Police Scotland treat all suggestions that weapons of any sort are being brought into school premises very seriously and will not tolerate this in any way.

“Be assured that all appropriate action will be taken to prevent and detect these incidents.”