Security metal detectors have stoped weapons coming into schools

Security moves have stopped weapons coming into schools, say education bosses. Hard-hitting security measures which saw metal detectors installed in some West Midlands schools have deterred pupils from taking weapons into classrooms, education chiefs revealed today. A national debate has been taking place on whether security in schools needs to be increased in the wake of the stabbing of Spanish teacher Ann Maguire last week in Leeds. School bosses in the Midlands have told how tackling potential issues several years ago means pupils today know what is expected of them.

Last month it was revealed that 12 children have been excluded from schools in Wolverhampton for going in with weapons. Seven of the cases involved knives. The city’s council was the only authority in the Black Country to hold such figures for the past two academic years.

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