Police are being called in to speak to pupils at a Belvedere junior school after a youngster brought a blade into a lesson.
Bedonwell Junior School will be receiving a visit from a Safer Neighbourhoods Team officer following the incident on November 28.Oh dear..!
Headteacher Ivor Gordo said: “No one was hurt and we took swift action to confiscate the item.
“After I had investigated the circumstances, I took firm action to prevent any reccurrence.
“The welfare of our pupils and staff is my number one priority and I have invited an officer from our local Safer Neighbourhoods Policing Team to the school next week to give a talk on safety.”Ah. All’s well that ends well, right?
The child in question is 8 years old, he put the blade up to another childs face. The class teacher (Miss Sidhu) wasnt even in the classroom while this was going on. Mr Gordo asked the children not to speak to anyone about the incident, probably so they could try and brush it under the carpet like they do with other issues at the school.Well, well, well…
Cover ups seem to be very much the name of the game for schools:
It took three weeks before the truth finally emerged at an emergency meeting called by parents, when it was confirmed a year five child did bring the weapon into school.
In a statement, a council spokesman said the school had “dealt with a very rare incident appropriately and sensitively and are bound by confidentiality not to discuss the issues but we can confirm that all the children’s safety has been addressed”.Feeling reassured?