Boy, 11, charged with knife threat to teacher at Yorkshire school

The Yorkshire Post is reporting that an 11-year-old boy has been charged with threatening a teacher with a knife following an incident at King James’s School in Knaresborough…

Police confirmed today that the incident on Friday involved a first year pupil and a 53-year-old man.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Police attended King James’s School in Knaresborough at about 9.30am on Friday 6 March. An 11-year-old boy was arrested and has been charged with threatening a 53-year-old man with a knife on school premises.”

A spokesman for North Yorkshire County Council said: “King James’s School is working in partnership with the local authority and North Yorkshire Police following an incident at the school last Friday involving an alleged assault on a teacher by a year 7 pupil.

“Nobody was injured in the incident and a multi-agency investigation is now underway…”

King James’s is a comprehensive school. Its latest Ofsted report rates it “outstanding” for pupil safety…

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  1. pompeyanne

    SchoolsImprove I wonder what it rated for teacher safety on its outstanding ofsted report?! Sad for all concerned.

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