Pupils found to have deadly weapons at school
FIFE has seen a total of 21 incidents between 2007 and 2011 where pupils were found to have deadly weapons at school.
Of that number, nine occurred in primary schools, with six recorded during the 2009/10 academic year, and three in 2010/11. The other incidents took place in high schools; there were two each in 2007/08 and 2009/10, five in 2008/09 and three in 2010/11.
It's been reported that 484 weapons, including knives, machetes, meat cleavers and knuckle-dusters, have been seized from kids in Scotland's schools in the last five years.
Bryan Poole, Fife Council's executive spokesperson for education, children, young people and families said, "We do not have a problem with weapons in schools in Fife but any incident is one too many and headteachers deal with such situations quickly and severely.
"We will continue to educate our youngsters about the dangers of carrying knives."