Edinburgh school pupil found with ‘offensive weapon’ after teacher row
A SCHOOLBOY has been arrested after police found him in possession of a knife at a city high school following a row with a teacher, according to reports.
It is understood officers had to forcibly restrain a pupil after an argument erupted during a meeting at Holy Rood High School this afternoon.
But a search of the schoolboy’s possessions following the incident uncovered a small bladed weapon.
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Concerned parents received a text message assuring them “all pupils are safe and attending classes as normal” after rumours of the attack circulated on social media.
The teacher sustained a minor inhury after been struck by a book during the argument, but did not require medical treatment.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “A 15-year-old male was arrested at a school in the Holyrood area around 12.35pm on Thursday 31st January in connection with a disturbance, during which a male teacher sustained minor injury.”
“An offensive weapon was discovered during a subsequent search, and enquiries are ongoing into this.”
School officials are now cooperating with officers.