University Academy Holbeach.

Holbeach knife arrest school: “We are working closely with the police”

A spokesman from the trust that runs University Academy Holbeach said it would like to reassure parents, pupils and carers that it is working with police on the yesterday’s knife arrest.

On Tuesday, June 4, a 13-year-old boy was arrested at the school under suspicion of possession of a bladed article.

The trust spokesman said: “University Academy Holbeach is part of a multi-academy trust sponsored by the University of Lincoln.

“We aim to provide the best possible educational opportunities and experiences for young people in South Lincolnshire.  

“Yesterday an incident occurred at the Academy (Tuesday 4 June 2019) and we would like to reassure students, parents, and carers that we are working closely with the police.

“At Holbeach Academy, we put students at the heart of everything we do with a focus on every child and young person being enabled to achieve their maximum potential.”

Spalding Police Inspector Gareth Boxall said: “At 10.35am yesterday (Tuesday, June 4) we were called to the University Academy Holbeach following a report of a pupil with a knife.

“We arrested a 13-year-old boy on suspicion of possessing a bladed article.

“I’m grateful to staff at the school whose quick actions resolved the incident quickly and without harm to anyone.

“We will continue to support the UAH and all local schools to ensure young people are educated to the dangers of carrying knives and other weapons.”

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