Police move to reassure parents after knifeman alert at St George's Primary School in Minster
Police at St George's
Primary School, Chequers Road, Minster
A man arrested on suspicion of possessing a knife near a
Sheppey school made no attempt to approach the buildings, police
He was parked in the access road to St George's primary, close
to the mini roundabout near the school entrance.
Witness Steven Searle was two cars behind the suspect's parked
when officers detained him at around 3.15pm yesterday.
He said the man appeared unsteady on his feet.
Mr Searle saw a policewoman remove a knife from the front of the
vehicle as well as an axe with a plastic sheath.
The father of two pupils at the Chequers Road school said: "He
didn't even put up a fight. One of the police officers cuffed him
St George's School in
A spokesman for Kent Police said: "Officers detained the man,
who is currently in custody assisting with our enquiries.
"This is being treated seriously by Kent Police, however we
would like to reassure the public that this was an isolated
incident and officers attended the scene and got the situation
under control very quickly.
"No one was injured and no weapons were used. No attempt was
made by the man to approach the school."
Officers were at the school this morning to reassure concerned
parents and neighbourhood inspector Noel Stanley is meeting today
with head teacher Howard Fisher.
Children at St George's were kept back for 20 minutes after
leaving time at 3.10pm after police warnings of a dangerous man
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