Police were called in to a Wrexham school after a knife was found on a pupil yesterday.
The incident took place at Ysgol Clywedog yesterday afternoon when allegations were made that a pupil had threatened another with a knife.
No evidence of any threats being made was discovered, but a pupil was later found to be in possession of a bladed weapon.
The school said that appropriate action had been taken against the pupil and that police were currently investigating.
Ysgol Clywedog Headteacher, Dr David Kirby, said: “I can confirm there was an incident recently at the school where a pupil was found in possession of a knife and the police were immediately informed and are now investigating the matter.
“The school have taken appropriate action against the pupil concerned and will review this once the police have completed their investigation. We can assure parents and pupils that such incidents are taken very seriously and we will not hesitate to take action where and when necessary.”
A spokesperson for North Wales Police said: “We were called to attend Ysgol Clywedog yesterday after reports that a young man was threatened with a knife.
“We have since ascertained that no threats were made, but the school later found a pupil to be in possession of a knife.
“We are currently liaising with the school on the matter.”
The Crown Prosecution Service advises that since 2007 police in the UK have had the powers to search school premises for bladed and pointed articles when there are reasonable grounds for suspicion. This power is also extended to members of staff.
In the UK possession of a knife can in certain circumstances result in a prison sentence of up to four years, even if it is not used.