Bristol boy being questioned by police after bringing knife to school

Bristol boy being questioned by police after bringing knife to school

A 12-year-old boy is being questioned by police after reports a pupil was brandishing a knife outside a Bristol school.

The boy was filmed showing off a large knife outside Downend school.

The footage emerged on November 30 and was shared by parents to the BBC.

An Avon and Somerset police spokesman said: “A 12-year-old boy attended Patchway Police Centre earlier today where he was interviewed in relation to an offence of possessing a bladed article”.

“The offence took place on 30 November outside Downend School.”

“The investigating officers are now working with the youth offending team while further enquiries take place.”

The head teacher Lisa Howell made a statement saying: “A knife was secured by duty staff, the police were called and the knife and details of the incident have been passed to investigating officers who assure us that appropriate and robust action is being taken.

“The young person has no connection with the school and we expect no further issues.”

“A small number of students were involved or witnessed the incident.”

“We have spoken with all of these your people and their parents.”

After the incident the school is now bring forward lessons on knife crime to be taught by the local police.

There are more than 1,100 pupils at Downend School.

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