15-year-old boy arrested following serious incident at Kineton High School - The Leamington Observer

15-year-old boy arrested following serious incident at Kineton High School

Philippa Mingins 24th Apr, 2023 Updated: 24th Apr, 2023   0

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy from Southam has been arrested following an incident at Kineton High School on Wednesday (April 19).

Shortly after 10.15am officers responded to a report that three suspicious males had entered the school grounds. Staff at the school secured the building keeping all pupils inside.

Following a search of the school grounds officers seized a bag containing a knife.

Enquiries identified the boy as a suspect, and he was arrested at his home on Thursday evening (April 20) on suspicion of possession of a blade. He was later bailed while enquiries continue.

Chief Inspector Faz Chishty, policing commander for South Warwickshire, said: “This was a concerning incident and I would like to praise the staff at the school for their prompt response that ensured the safety of everyone at the school.

“At this time, we believe this incident was part of an ongoing dispute involving two pupils at the school. There was no risk to the wider public.

“We understand the concern this has caused amongst pupils at the school and their parents, and we will have officers at the school for the next couple of days to provide reassurance. If you have any concerns or any information that could help with our enquiries please speak to one of them.”

Anyone with information can call 101 quoting incident 81 of 19 April 2023.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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