FOI Request Knives in Schools

Request 101001539003

1. Please can you tell me how many knives or bladed weapons have been confiscated from pupils at schools in your council region since October 29, 2015 (if exact dates are not recorded, please tell me how many from the start of the 2015-2016 school year onwards). If possible, please tell me the age of the pupil caught with the knife or whether it was secondary or primary school.
2. How many knives were confiscated from pupils per year for each of the last five school years (12-13, 13-14, 14-15, 15-16, 16-17).
3. What, if any, action was taken when a weapon was confiscated on these occasions.

Response 11-07-2017

Q1. This information is previously published on the Moray Council website therefore it is exempt under Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002- Information otherwise Accessible. For ease of use please find it at

Q2. In all instances the weapon was confiscated.

Q3.In all instances Police were informed, and pupil was excluded

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