A spokeswoman from CPS Humberside said: "Mr Ward behaved in a very brave way during this incident and was commended for this by the judge in court. This did not in any way affect the sentence he went on to impose.
"The judge explained that as the defendant had no previous convictions, had expressed considerable regret about his actions and was wiling to address his drug issues, he was imposing a suspended sentence."Meanwhile, in Leicestershire, they take no chances when public sector workers, rather than long-suffering civilians, are threatened and assaulted:
Judge Mark Rogers said there was no alternative to sending Pladgeman to prison.
He said: "In my view you were not going to the school to produce the knife to do harm, but the mere mention of the knife triggers alarm bells.
"Also, people in the mental health team do valuable work and are as entitled to the protection of the court as much as anyone else. I'm unable to come to the conclusion that anything other than an immediate custodial sentence is justified."One law for everyone?