A school in Garston has reassured parents that their children are safe after a child brought in a knife.
Hertfordshire Constabulary attended The Grove Academy in Fourth Avenue on September 17 after being contacted by staff regarding a child having a knife in her school bag.
Principal of The Grove Academy, Mr Mohamed, said: “We can confirm that we were alerted to a dangerous item being brought into school last week. We responded immediately and called the police. They are currently investigating, and it would therefore be inappropriate to go into further detail at this time.
“The safety and welfare of our students is of paramount importance to us and we have very robust procedures in place to deal with security and safeguarding issues. We have followed all the necessary procedures in line with police, Hertfordshire County Council and Aspire Academies Trust guidance.
“We have reassured parents that their children are safe at school and have urged them to be vigilant about what their children bring into school.”
No threats were made to any other pupils. Officers are continuing to work with the child, her parents, and the school.