Girl, 12, charged with carrying knife in East Lothian primary school playground

A 12-year-old girl has been charged by police after being found with a knife in an East Lothian primary school playground.

A police spokeswoman said officers were called to the Musselburgh school, which can not be named for legal reasons, shortly after 9am this morning.

The spokeswoman said: “At no point was a pupil or a member of staff threatened or harmed.

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“A report will be submitted to the Children’s Reporter and officers continue to liaise with the school and local authority surrounding this.”

Police Scotland were called. Picture: TSPL

East Lothian Council said: “At no point was any child in our school community at risk. We are cooperating fully with Police Scotland.”

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