Nine-year-old charged for taking knife into Aberdeenshire school

A nine-year-old boy has been found with a knife in an Aberdeenshire school.

A nine-year-old boy has been charged after taking a knife into a school. Picture: John Devlin

Police Scotland said officers were called to the school on Monday in the north Aberdeenshire area.

The school has not been identified.

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Inspector Kevin Goldie said: “Police received a report of an incident of a young boy taking a knife into school.

“Officers attended and a nine-year-old boy has been charged.”

A report will be submitted to the Youth Justice Management Unit.

An Aberdeenshire Council spokesperson said: “We can confirm that a pupil at a school has been charged by police following an incident.

“As there is a live police investigation into this incident, it would be inappropriate for us to comment further.”

Parents at the affected school have been informed.

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