A series of Freedom of Information requests by ITV Border have revealed that hundreds of youngsters have been arrested for bringing offensive weapons into the classroom.
Weapons such as kitchen knives, hammers, lead piping and even an ice axe have been found in primary schools in the region.
In Dumfries and Galloway an eight-year-old boy was among those cautioned - while in Cumbria figures show that over the past five years more more than 400 violent crimes have been recorded on school premises.
Kenny Toal reports:
More top news
Kerrie brings Saturday's pollen count for the Border region
Kerrie brings you Saturday's forecast
Sunshine & showers over the next few days, rain by night. Feeling cool & unseasonably windy for the first few days of June