School Lockdown: Incidents of Violence Around Schools Continue
Two more recent attacks continue the trend of a rising number of incidents on school premises
Incidents this week have occurred at an academy in Scunthorpe and a school in Swinton, both involving knives being carried on school property.
At the academy in Scunthorpe, a female welfare office was attacked by a 16 year old girl, who was later arrested and charged with attempted murder and carrying a blade or pointed article on school property.
In Swinton, a 17 year old boy was stabbed at a bus stop. Shortly after, two boys tried to gain entry to a nearby school, but were stopped by staff and the school put in lockdown. Police were called to the scene, and discovered another boy in possession of a knife who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
Both these incidents tie in with recent UK Police Forces reporting a surge in the number of young people carrying weapons in schools.
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