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:
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Cumbria Police say many of the knives were kitchen or trade knives, but there were also some "antique and dangerous weapons".