Saturday, 4 February 2017

No stop-and-search powers for teachers

"Teachers will not be given stop-and-search powers following the killing of Bailey Gwynne, and claims it would put them on an even footing with police officers."

"An independent review into the stabbing of the 16-year-old at Cults Academy in Aberdeen in October 2015 argued that extra powers could be conferred on teachers."

"However, Deputy First Minister John Swinney has ruled out the sweeping new search powers but insisted he would back a UK-wide crackdown on the sale of knives."

"The killing of Bailey Gwynne during a fight with a fellow pupil has sparked concern about the effectiveness of regulations governing the sale of knives online."

"A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named due to his age, was detained for nine years last April after a jury found him guilty of culpable homicide."

"The trial at the High Court in Aberdeen heard the knife used in the stabbing had been bought online, without the killer having to prove his age."

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