Carrying of Weapons (Children)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 5th October 2017.

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Photo of Ruth Davidson Ruth Davidson Conservative

1. Figures from the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration this week reveal that 254 children under the age of 16 were referred to it for carrying knives or other weapons last year. That is up by 11 per cent, so we know that the problem is growing. Do we know how many of those 254 incidents involved knives or other weapons being carried within school grounds?