ITV school weapons report

An investigation by ITV Tyne Tees and Border has revealed that weapons such as knives, hammers and even an ice axe have been recovered from primary schools in the region.

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ITV investigation reveals weapons found in schools

ITV investigation reveals weapons found in schools Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

An investigation by ITV Tyne Tees has revealed that weapons such as stanley knives, hammers, lead piping and even an ice axe have been recovered from primary schools in the region.

Freedom of Information requests were sent to every one of our police forces.

ITV investigation has revealed that weapons including an ice axe have been found in schools Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The weapons were recovered from primary schools over a three year period with hundreds of youngsters arrested.

In one case an eight year old boy was among those cautioned.

Unions say it highlights the pressures teachers now work under

Concerns over students carrying weapons

Call to place metal detectors in schools due to increase in students carrying weapons Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Campaign groups are calling for some schools in the region to be equipped with metal detectors.

It comes after an ITV News Tyne Tees investigation revealed that weapons such as knives, lead piping and even an ice axe have been recovered from primary schools.

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