‘Kids of 10 brought knives into school’

Essex County Standard: ‘Kids of 10 brought knives into school’ ‘Kids of 10 brought knives into school’

A JUNIOR school praised pupils for alerting staff to classmates reportedly bringing in knives.

Three children at King’s Ford School, in Gloucester Avenue, Colchester, believed to be aged ten, were found with what the school described as “prohibited items”.

Concerned parents say the items were knives.

Bruce Tuxford, chairman of governors, said the youngsters brought in the items to show friends, and insisted staff did not believe the children intended to use them.

Pupils told a teacher they believed their classmates had the items in their bags.

Mr Tuxford said: “We were pleased with the reaction from children.

“They are encouraged to come to teachers, which they did.

“It shows we’ve got a good ethos in the school."

Read the full story in today's Gazette.

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10:29am Wed 30 Apr 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

" It shows we have got a good ethos " ??? No , its shows that there is a proportion of the pupils who are growing up to disrespect teachers , are not taking in the views given to them by their parents and show little or no regard for the safety of others. Its good that other pupils informed staff of the issue...but there should not be an issue like this in the first place.
" It shows we have got a good ethos " ??? No , its shows that there is a proportion of the pupils who are growing up to disrespect teachers , are not taking in the views given to them by their parents and show little or no regard for the safety of others. Its good that other pupils informed staff of the issue...but there should not be an issue like this in the first place. SOMETHING2SAY
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10:42am Wed 30 Apr 14

merlin666 says...

Not to use them but to show friends. . Thats ok then. Im not sure which i am surprised at 10 year olds carrying knives or the casual attitude of the governor and teachers. I hope deep investagations as to how and why a 10 yr old would feel the need to carry knives and that it is acceptable to do so and appropiate action taken.
Not to use them but to show friends. . Thats ok then. Im not sure which i am surprised at 10 year olds carrying knives or the casual attitude of the governor and teachers. I hope deep investagations as to how and why a 10 yr old would feel the need to carry knives and that it is acceptable to do so and appropiate action taken. merlin666
  • Score: 10

2:51pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Copford says...

Presumably the police have been advised, enquiries will be carried out and if any adults helped supply the knives and/or knew the children were carrying them then they will be prosecuted. This is genuinely one of the scariest stories I have ever read about something happening in our area. 10 year olds carrying knives in school, in an environment where there are children as young as 4. It defies belief.
Presumably the police have been advised, enquiries will be carried out and if any adults helped supply the knives and/or knew the children were carrying them then they will be prosecuted. This is genuinely one of the scariest stories I have ever read about something happening in our area. 10 year olds carrying knives in school, in an environment where there are children as young as 4. It defies belief. Copford
  • Score: 10

3:55pm Wed 30 Apr 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

Copford wrote:
Presumably the police have been advised, enquiries will be carried out and if any adults helped supply the knives and/or knew the children were carrying them then they will be prosecuted. This is genuinely one of the scariest stories I have ever read about something happening in our area. 10 year olds carrying knives in school, in an environment where there are children as young as 4. It defies belief.
Erm ? Yes ..im sure the police have been advised !!!! As for parents supplying knives ? .... " Here's your packed lunch little Tommy , ive washed and ironed your pe kit...dont forget your knife " ..... "Copford"...you talk a load of *****x !
[quote][p][bold]Copford[/bold] wrote: Presumably the police have been advised, enquiries will be carried out and if any adults helped supply the knives and/or knew the children were carrying them then they will be prosecuted. This is genuinely one of the scariest stories I have ever read about something happening in our area. 10 year olds carrying knives in school, in an environment where there are children as young as 4. It defies belief.[/p][/quote]Erm ? Yes ..im sure the police have been advised !!!! As for parents supplying knives ? .... " Here's your packed lunch little Tommy , ive washed and ironed your pe kit...dont forget your knife " ..... "Copford"...you talk a load of *****x ! SOMETHING2SAY
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4:20pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Copford says...

SOMETHING2SAY wrote:
Copford wrote:
Presumably the police have been advised, enquiries will be carried out and if any adults helped supply the knives and/or knew the children were carrying them then they will be prosecuted. This is genuinely one of the scariest stories I have ever read about something happening in our area. 10 year olds carrying knives in school, in an environment where there are children as young as 4. It defies belief.
Erm ? Yes ..im sure the police have been advised !!!! As for parents supplying knives ? .... " Here's your packed lunch little Tommy , ive washed and ironed your pe kit...dont forget your knife " ..... "Copford"...you talk a load of *****x !
Where did I mention parents or guardians? The 3 kids got the knives from somewhere. They may have just taken them from their homes, they may have been sold them, stolen them or given them. I find it hard to believe nobody other than the children who were carrying the knives knew about it.
[quote][p][bold]SOMETHING2SAY[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Copford[/bold] wrote: Presumably the police have been advised, enquiries will be carried out and if any adults helped supply the knives and/or knew the children were carrying them then they will be prosecuted. This is genuinely one of the scariest stories I have ever read about something happening in our area. 10 year olds carrying knives in school, in an environment where there are children as young as 4. It defies belief.[/p][/quote]Erm ? Yes ..im sure the police have been advised !!!! As for parents supplying knives ? .... " Here's your packed lunch little Tommy , ive washed and ironed your pe kit...dont forget your knife " ..... "Copford"...you talk a load of *****x ![/p][/quote]Where did I mention parents or guardians? The 3 kids got the knives from somewhere. They may have just taken them from their homes, they may have been sold them, stolen them or given them. I find it hard to believe nobody other than the children who were carrying the knives knew about it. Copford
  • Score: 3

4:48pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Taj says...

Get rid of school bullies and it will go some way to solving the problem ,most of the many youngsters I have spoken too given bullying and fear of bullying as the reason for carrying knives for self protection.
Get rid of school bullies and it will go some way to solving the problem ,most of the many youngsters I have spoken too given bullying and fear of bullying as the reason for carrying knives for self protection. Taj
  • Score: -4

6:16pm Wed 30 Apr 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

All school bullies should be excluded from education:
Until they are deemed fit enough to return to cooperating with the other pupils.
All school bullies should be excluded from education: Until they are deemed fit enough to return to cooperating with the other pupils. A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: 2

12:04pm Thu 1 May 14

25414nora says...

'My Oh My' how times have changed, how many of us oldies remember when we were in the Boy scouts / Girl guides?. In those far off days of innocence, It was generally advised by our scout leaders:- "A good scout should ALWAYS carry a.Sixpence, a piece of String, and a Pen-KNIFE.
This comment is only to emphasise a lost innocence, I would never condone anyone carrying a knife in todays wicked world...So no nasty reply's please.
'My Oh My' how times have changed, how many of us oldies remember when we were in the Boy scouts / Girl guides?. In those far off days of innocence, It was generally advised by our scout leaders:- "A good scout should ALWAYS carry a.Sixpence, a piece of String, and a Pen-KNIFE. This comment is only to emphasise a lost innocence, I would never condone anyone carrying a knife in todays wicked world...So no nasty reply's please. 25414nora
  • Score: 7

1:13pm Thu 1 May 14

smelly36 says...

i totally agree with "not to use them but to show them to friends" it doesnt make it right.i cant believe that the school doesnt gives them a harder punishment.they should get excluded for 3 days and go throuh a program,to learn how dangerous knifes are and not to touch them at all.the school makes a big foss about kids bringing a tiny perfum bottle to school,cause its made out of glas and they can hurt theirselfes or others,also excluding a child cause it runs out of the classroom when it is unhappy,excluding a child for 3 days cause they havent got enough one to one teachers.and then they send this one younger child home just for 1 day?and then the situation is sorted?what is wrong with this school?they should take this situation more serious.
i totally agree with "not to use them but to show them to friends" it doesnt make it right.i cant believe that the school doesnt gives them a harder punishment.they should get excluded for 3 days and go throuh a program,to learn how dangerous knifes are and not to touch them at all.the school makes a big foss about kids bringing a tiny perfum bottle to school,cause its made out of glas and they can hurt theirselfes or others,also excluding a child cause it runs out of the classroom when it is unhappy,excluding a child for 3 days cause they havent got enough one to one teachers.and then they send this one younger child home just for 1 day?and then the situation is sorted?what is wrong with this school?they should take this situation more serious. smelly36
  • Score: 0

9:17am Fri 2 May 14

romantic says...

25414nora wrote:
'My Oh My' how times have changed, how many of us oldies remember when we were in the Boy scouts / Girl guides?. In those far off days of innocence, It was generally advised by our scout leaders:- "A good scout should ALWAYS carry a.Sixpence, a piece of String, and a Pen-KNIFE.
This comment is only to emphasise a lost innocence, I would never condone anyone carrying a knife in todays wicked world...So no nasty reply's please.
Sadly, it's true. I'm not even especially an oldie, but we routinely carried knives as youngsters (from the age of 7 or 8, in fact). Good for cutting wood, peeling an apple, cutting string and many other things. But we knew not to take it to school, nor even to show it to your mum.

The kids should have it explained clearly that you can't carry a knife to school. Maybe their parents should be looking at groups like the cubs and scouts, where they teach you to handle and respect potentially dangerous things like knives and fires. But at the same time, let's not make it a massive issue. I know this is an emotive issue right now with the school killing, and indeed the murders of James Attfield and Jay Whiston. But these are 10 year olds, and the school is probably right that they were showing these off to their friends, rather than running around intending to stab people. I would be more worried if they were 14 or 15 year olds, because by then, kids know very well a knife shouldn't be carried.
[quote][p][bold]25414nora[/bold] wrote: 'My Oh My' how times have changed, how many of us oldies remember when we were in the Boy scouts / Girl guides?. In those far off days of innocence, It was generally advised by our scout leaders:- "A good scout should ALWAYS carry a.Sixpence, a piece of String, and a Pen-KNIFE. This comment is only to emphasise a lost innocence, I would never condone anyone carrying a knife in todays wicked world...So no nasty reply's please.[/p][/quote]Sadly, it's true. I'm not even especially an oldie, but we routinely carried knives as youngsters (from the age of 7 or 8, in fact). Good for cutting wood, peeling an apple, cutting string and many other things. But we knew not to take it to school, nor even to show it to your mum. The kids should have it explained clearly that you can't carry a knife to school. Maybe their parents should be looking at groups like the cubs and scouts, where they teach you to handle and respect potentially dangerous things like knives and fires. But at the same time, let's not make it a massive issue. I know this is an emotive issue right now with the school killing, and indeed the murders of James Attfield and Jay Whiston. But these are 10 year olds, and the school is probably right that they were showing these off to their friends, rather than running around intending to stab people. I would be more worried if they were 14 or 15 year olds, because by then, kids know very well a knife shouldn't be carried. romantic
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