Edinburgh school pupil found with ‘offensive weapon’ after teacher row

A SCHOOLBOY has been arrested after police found him in possession of a knife at a city high school following a row with a teacher, according to reports.
Police were called to Holyrood High School this afternoon.Police were called to Holyrood High School this afternoon.
Police were called to Holyrood High School this afternoon.

It is understood officers had to forcibly restrain a pupil after an argument erupted during a meeting at Holy Rood High School this afternoon.

But a search of the schoolboy’s possessions following the incident uncovered a small bladed weapon.

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Concerned parents received a text message assuring them “all pupils are safe and attending classes as normal” after rumours of the attack circulated on social media.

The teacher sustained a minor inhury after been struck by a book during the argument, but did not require medical treatment.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “A 15-year-old male was arrested at a school in the Holyrood area around 12.35pm on Thursday 31st January in connection with a disturbance, during which a male teacher sustained minor injury.”

“An offensive weapon was discovered during a subsequent search, and enquiries are ongoing into this.”

School officials are now cooperating with officers.