Head's bid to reassure parents following knife incident at Wath school

By Antony Clay | 20/09/2017

Head's bid to reassure parents following knife incident at Wath school

A HEAD teacher moved to reassure parents over safety after a pupil was threatened with a knife by a fellow student at school.

Sue Smith, head of St Pius X High School in Wath, described the incident last Friday as isolated but said it was being taken “extremely seriously”.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said it had happened at around 9.20am and no-one was injured.

Ms Smith said: “Once we were aware that a knife had been brought into school we quickly isolated this pupil. The weapon was confiscated and the police were called. 

“We take any incident like this extremely seriously and the appropriate steps have been taken to deal with those involved.

“However, we would like to reassure all pupils, parents and carers that this is a very safe school and thankfully incidents of this nature are extremely rare.

“All pupils are safe and parents have been communicated with about this matter and offered the chance to talk directly to us should they feel concerned.”

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