Home   Kent   News   Article

Police figures on weapons found schools in Kent

By KentOnline reporter

Police have seized 110 offensive weapons at primary and secondary schools across Kent.

A taser, which can deliver a shock of up to 50,000 volts, knives and air guns are among the items to have been confiscated in the last three years.

Schools in Medway topped the chat with 24 weapons found, followed by Shepway with 13, while 11 were seized in Maidstone, according to figures obtained via a Freedom of Information request by KMTV.

Stock image
Stock image

Police said they are working schools to try and reduce offences involving weapons.

"One report is too many and we work closely with both schools and pupils to provide information and advice around the risk of carrying weapons, whether that be taking an item into an educational environment or just generally carrying items in public," said a spokesman.

"It is both dangerous and illegal and puts others, as well as those who carry such weapons, at risk of potentially serious injuries."

Stephen Gray, who runs the Young Lives Foundation in Maidstone, spoke to KMTV's Harry Peet about what more needs to be done.

Join the debate...
Comments |

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More