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

Schools are also supposed to monitor and record every time a child is searched. The guidance specifically requires that any incident where a decision is made to search a child or young person, or where a weapon is suspected of being carried or is found, must be recorded. Can the First Minister confirm that every Scottish council operates such a policy and that all instances of pupils being searched on suspicion of carrying a weapon or of weapons being found are recorded locally, are collated and are publicly accessible?