Pupil, 14, accused of possessing a knife

Police probe
Police probe

Police are investigating claims that a local teenager wielded a knife at school before approaching fellow students with it.

Lancashire Constabulary confirmed they were called to reports that a pupil at Up Holland High School was in possession of a blade.

The 14-year-old was detained by staff members and was scheduled to attend a voluntary interview at a local police station.

A spokesman for the school, which is located on Sandbrook Road, said: “I can confirm that an incident did take place within school, which was quickly and safely dealt with.

“The student involved was subsequently excluded, pending an investigation.

“The safety and security of our students is paramount and we do not tolerate this kind of behaviour.”