Police called after pupil brings knife into school

PUBLISHED: 17:30 20 June 2018 | UPDATED: 14:37 21 June 2018

Police were called to Mount Grace School this afternoon

Police were called to Mount Grace School this afternoon

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Police were called today (June 20) following reports that a pupil brought a knife into school.

A Herts Police spokeswoman said that officers attended Mount Grace School in Potters Bar at 11.27am after reports that one of its pupils was in possession of a knife.

“Officers attended the location and a knife was seized,” she added. “Staff and the pupil, a teenage boy, have been spoken to and investigations are on-going at this time.”

Peter Baker, head teacher at Mount Grace School, said: “We can confirm that we were alerted to a dangerous item being brought into school on Wednesday, June 20.

“We responded immediately and called the police.

“They are currently investigating and it would therefore be inappropriate to go into further detail at this time.”

Mr Baker added: “The safety and welfare of our students is of paramount importance to us and thankfully incidents such as this are extremely rare.

“Like all Hertfordshire schools, we have very robust procedures in place to deal with security and safety issues and will await the outcome of the police investigation to help ensure that this does not happen again.

“We have reassured parents that their children are safe at school and have urged them to be vigilant about what their children bring into school.”

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