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Police probe after boy brings knife into primary school and threatens to ‘kill’

Police have launched an investigation after a boy brought a knife with him into school.

A horrified parent claimed the blade was discovered in the pupil’s trouser pocket after he allegedly told a classmate that he was going to ‘kill’.

The weapon was seized by staff at Leigh Primary School in Washwood Heath, believed to be a pocket knife, from the student on Thursday, March 31.

He was “immediately suspended” while the school considers what further action should be taken, Birmingham Live reports.

West Midlands Police are also looking into the incident after it was reported by the school, with a designated schools officer said to be working closely with the teachers and staff.

A statement from the force read: “We are investigating after staff at Leigh Primary School, Leigh Road, Washwood Heath, confiscated a knife from a pupil on Thursday (31 March).

“They reported the matter to us and our designated schools officer is working closely with staff at the school to establish exactly what happened.”

Leigh Primary School confirmed it was liaising with the “relevant authorities”, including Birmingham city council, safeguarding officials and police.

A spokesperson for the school said: “We can confirm that there was an incident which led to one pupil being immediately suspended while we consider next steps.

“We are liaising with all relevant authorities, including police and safeguarding officials at the local authority.”

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