Parents' alarm after pupil smuggles knife into Luton primary school

Parents have spoken of their alarm after a pupil smuggled a knife into a Luton primary school last week.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 5:57 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th March 2021, 8:22 pm

The Year 6 pupil was caught with the weapon at Bushmead Primary School last Friday and suspended.

One parent said: "I'm shocked that this happened so close to my child's lesson.

"I'm glad the school has taken action, but it's very worrying that this happened in the first place."

The incident took place at Bushmead Primary School

Another parent claimed she had received no communication about the incident from the school.

She said: "My son came home and told me about it, and I thought, surely not as the school would have sent a message to parents.

"I'm shocked to see it now on social media. The school had a duty to inform parents about what had happened."

Jo Travi, headteacher at Bushmead Primary School, said: “The safety of staff and pupils at Bushmead Primary School is of paramount importance and we have robust safeguarding and behaviour policies in place.

"We cannot discuss specific situations but can assure our community that incidents are dealt with promptly and with the involvement of relevant professionals.”