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Child came to school with a pocket knife

A child came to school with a pocket knife and showed to her classmates. The teacher confiscated the knife after being informed, and reported to the headteacher. The headteacher took action immediately, she talked with the child, talked to the child's parents, reported the incident to the Police! and then wrote a letter to every child's parents to express her concerns about the offensive weapon. Below is the letter:

It has been brought to my attention today that a child in the junior building came to school with a pocket knife. The child showed the knife to children in the classroom. The teacher was told about the knife by a member of the class and she immediately acted on this information. The knife was located and then confiscated and the matter passed to me for investigation.



I have spoken to the child involved about the seriousness of this matter. The child's parent has been informed and I have reported the issue to the Police. The assistant headteacher responsible for the child's year group has spoken to the children this afternoon.



The school takes matters of this nature extremely seriously and we have acted swiftly to make sure the children were in no danger. The child involved has been subject to the appropriate disciplinary procedures.



It is very sad that I have had to inform you about such a worrying incident. Please can I ask you to talk to your child tonight about the danger involved in carrying this type of offensive weapon?


Your sincerely

Headteacher

Comments

  1. Pocket knives are not weapons, they are tools. I understand why they are not permitted at school. But the comment about it being an 'offensive weapon' offends me.

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