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Boy Pulls Knife On School Bus
A boy of six pulled a knife on the bus to school and told his classmates he would kill them all, mums claim.
Education chiefs in South Lanarkshire say teachers are dealing with the incident.
Angry parents say the bus was on its way to a school in East Kilbride when another lad asked the boy if he had a knife in his schoolbag.
It’s claimed the boy then produced a “large kitchen knife” and told the terrified child: “Yes, and I’m going to stab you with it first before I murder the rest of the school.”
Children on the bus are said to have started screaming, and it’s understood the driver intervened and confiscated the knife.
The mother of the boy who was allegedly threatened said he was “hysterical and crying” and she had to collect him from school.
But she said teachers told her nothing about any incident with a knife.
She added: “I got a call to pick my son up in the afternoon. I didn’t know anything about this. I was only told he had been suffering headaches all day. I found out from a text from another parent. I kept him off the next day as he was so worried and wouldn’t sleep in his own bed. He is scared to go back on the bus.”
The mother said that “unbelievably”, school staff allowed the accused boy to travel home on the bus. She added: “There were about 25 terrified kids on that bus. And despite carrying a knife and threatening to kill people, this boy was let back on the same day.”
Parents are asking the council why the school’s head teacher did not tell them about the incident.
One mum said: “I called the school. The head teacher was very dismissive and just said she was dealing with it. The fact parents were not notified by the school or council is ridiculous. We had to find out from our children.”
One parent said the incident had been reported to police.
Des Dickson, South Lanarkshire Council’s head of education, said: “The safety and wellbeing of all children is paramount, and the school have taken a proactive approach seeking to reassure parents who have raised concerns.
“The head teacher and staff are dealing with this matter in a sensitive and professional manner.”