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Police reveal worrying items seized from students in Tameside

The items were handed over to police by the schools Credit: MEN Syndication

A disturbing hoard of potentially dangerous items have been confiscated from students in Tameside, Manchester.

It includes knives, imitation guns, cannabis and booze - all of which have been taken from kids by teachers during school hours.

Nitrous oxide - otherwise known as laughing gas - a 'ninja' throwing star, unknown pills, and various tobacco and vaping products were also among the collection amassed by headteachers over the last 18 months.

The items were handed over to police during recent visits to three of the borough's high schools as part of the Safer Schools Partnership.

Credit: MEN Syndication

Inspector Rob Stapleton is the Safer Schools Lead in Tameside.

He praised the work done by both his officers and teachers in the borough's schools to help keep pupils safe.

He also warned of the potential dangers of carrying a weapon as well as the devastating impact it can have on a community, especially at a time where knife crime is so prevalent.

He said: "The items seized are from a number of schools over a long time period, however the dangers from the items seized speak for themselves.

"Every item has a consequence which in the main would be an adverse effect on the child carrying it either physically or via the criminal justice system.

"We want to ask parents, do you know what is in your child's school bag?"