North East Scotland School Students Nervous On Multiple Knife Incidents

Several accidents across Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray had scared off plenty of students attending different schools and universities in the area.

Bailey Gwynne died last October at the hands of a Cults Academy student who stabbed him repeatedly. The boy has been imprisoned for nine years.

A schoolboy took a knife into Milne’s High School in Fochabers. Another teenage schoolboy had carried his knife into Fraserburgh Academy.

Meanwhile, a 16-year-old boy in Turriff had admitted assaulting a schoolboy and carrying a weapon.

Several other instances had forced the Aberdeen City Council’s education vice-convener to grow concerned over the increasing number of students afraid to go to class.

Councillor Alan Donnelly said there were two to three incidents involving students in the lat few months.

“We have got to get the message across that there’s zero tolerance. It’s a sad reflection really that young people still think it’s OK to carry knives after what happened at Cults Academy.

“And you get them (pupils) saying things like they weren’t going to use it, well why carry it if you’re not going to use it? Are they being intimidated, are they trying to intimidate someone?

“Teachers are very nervous, we are a very nervous education authority because of that incident (Bailey Gwynne), which is understandable.”

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