Leader comment: Law not robust enough to prevent another tragedy



The killing of a school pupil could be repeated if teachers are not given the power to search pupils suspected to be carrying a weapon
It is a bold claim to suggest in hindsight that a stabbing incident could have been avoided. Attacks with knives are often impulsive, coming as the result of an unexpected flashpoint, and in many cases there is no prior knowledge that the attacker was carrying a weapon.
However in the case of Bailey Gwynne, the Aberdeen schoolboy who was stabbed to death by a fellow pupil during a fight last year, there is enough evidence to suggest that the potential for... read more

 
15 October 2016 in Learning, Views: 27
Source: Scotsman
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