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

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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.

Police Scotland were called. Picture: TSPL

Police Scotland were called. Picture: TSPL

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

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

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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