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Student at Cambridge school found with knife ‘during lesson’

A police investigation was launched after a student was found with a knife “during a lesson” at Trumpington Community College.

The school says the “unfortunate and isolated” incident on Monday, October 2 was dealt with quickly and professionally.

A police officer - stock image
A police officer - stock image

An email to parents seen by the Cambridge Independent reveals the student was found with the knife “during a lesson”.

The email states: “The situation was dealt with by the staff member in the classroom, and no students or staff were physically harmed.”

It goes on to say that students in the relevant year group had been spoken with to “reassure them that this is not the behaviour we tolerate at Trumpington”.

The email explains that the school would also be holding assemblies with the remaining year groups to “reinforce this message”.

“If any student has any concerns, I encourage them to speak with one of our pastoral team who will provide them with the necessary support.

“Likewise, your child may want to speak to you about this at home.

“The safety and wellbeing of our students is our utmost priority at Trumpington and we will continue to do all we can to ensure our students are learning in a safe and nurturing school environment,” the email concludes.

Cambridgeshire police were called to the school in Lime Avenue, Cambridge, at 5.50pm on Monday and launched an investigation.

A police spokesperson said: “The knife was confiscated by staff.”

A spokesperson for Trumpington Community College, which is part of the United Learning academy trust, said: “This was an unfortunate and isolated incident that was dealt with very quickly and professionally.”

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