FOI Request - Weapons On School Premises

Request 101001255039

Can you please tell me how many pupils in TOTAL  - aged 18 or under - were found in possession of a knife or bladed weapon on school property (either in the building or the grounds) across your local authority area between July 1 2015 and July 1 2016?

Please specify how many were involved in allegedly carrying out PHYSICAL attacks, and how many incidents involved a weapon being presented, NOT resulting in a physical attack.

Please advise whether anyone was injured in the case of an alleged assault and specify if it was a pupil, staff member or other.

** Please arrange responses to the next question into the following age groups: 4-7yrs;   8-11yrs;    12-15yrs;   16-18yrs **

Within each of the aforementioned age categories, please specify the kind of weapons carried by pupils (EXAMPLE: 8-11yrs - 12 x knives; 4 x screwdrivers).

How many pupils have been expelled and how many have been suspended for illicitly carrying/using a knife or bladed weapon on school property.

What, if any, security measures are in place across the council area to stop pupils bringing weapons into schools.

Response 17-08-2016

Can you please tell me how many pupils in TOTAL  - aged 18 or under - were found in possession of a knife or bladed weapon on school property (either in the building or the grounds) across your local authority area between July 1 2015 and July 1 2016?

7

Please specify how many were involved in allegedly carrying out PHYSICAL attacks, and how many incidents involved a weapon being presented, NOT resulting in a physical attack.

1 / 6

Please advise whether anyone was injured in the case of an alleged assault and specify if it was a pupil, staff member or other.

No physical injuries.

** Please arrange responses to the next question into the following age groups: 4-7yrs;   8-11yrs;    12-15yrs;   16-18yrs **

Within each of the aforementioned age categories, please specify the kind of weapons carried by pupils (EXAMPLE: 8-11yrs - 12 x knives; 4 x screwdrivers).

All weapons were variations of knifes.

How many pupils have been expelled and how many have been suspended for illicitly carrying/using a knife or bladed weapon on school property.

All pupils 'excluded' if found in possession of knife on school premises.  No formal 'removal from register' occurred as result of the incidents.

What, if any, security measures are in place across the council area to stop pupils bringing weapons into schools.

Behaviour Management Policy in each School.

Moray Education and Social Care Policy – Weapons Management of Incidents in Schools HS/018/02

Information related to preventive strategies and managing incidents circulated to Head Teachers and to school communities through newsletters, websites etc. January 2016 onwards

Information events to raise awareness of the law, and possible legal outcome were carried out in all Secondary Schools in Moray for secondary age pupils. Information events to raise awareness of the law, and possible legal outcome were also arranged for parents. January 2016

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