Police have arrested a boy aged 11 following an after-school fight ‘involving a knife’.
Officers were called to reports of a fight between two boys at the old Manor School ground in Nether Poppleton at 3.55pm yesterday (Monday).
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “The person reporting the incident stated they believed a knife was present.
“Officers attended the scene and located the victim who had left the scene unharmed.
“An 11-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the incident and is assisting police with enquiries.”
A letter has been sent to parents of Manor CE Academy by acting head Liz Mastin about the incident, the York Press has reported.
In it, she writes: “There was an incident yesterday afternoon after school – not on the school site – which some of your children may have witnessed.
“This involved a student being threatened with a knife.
“This incident is being dealt with by the police and so I am unable to comment further, however I would like to reassure you that we will spend some time with the year group discussing knife crime and about staying safe in the community.
“We were all impressed that one of our students returned to school to report what had happened and was able to speak to the police.
“Rest assured that your child’s safety is our primary concern.
“If you ever become aware that your child has witnessed anything outside of school, let us know so that our pastoral team can support them.”