Pupil, 14, accused of possessing a knife

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

Friday, 5th May 2017, 9:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:46 pm
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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.

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“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.”