School in spotlight over knife

December 22 2018

POLICE have been on duty at Downend School after a boy posed outside the gates with a knife.

Video of the incident, which involved a boy with no connection to the school, was sent to the BBC and was shared online, and featured on the front page of a national newspaper.

The school has moved to reassure parents that swift action was taken and the safety of young people at the school is “paramount”.

Police have interviewed a 12-year-old boy in connection with the incident. They say their enquiries are ongoing.

The incident on November 30 was filmed on mobile phones and shared on social media before a parent sent it to the BBC.