15/01/2019

Teenager Arrested After Incident Outside NI School

A teenager has been arrested outside a school in County Armagh.

The 14-year-old past pupil of Lismore Comprehensive School in Craigavon was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon on the morning of Tuesday 15 January.

In a post on social media, the school confirmed that all staff and pupils were safe and following normal timetable and no one had been injured in the incident.
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"We would like to reassure all parents and guardians that following a safeguarding concern this morning that all steps have been followed," they wrote.

"A past student was involved in an incident outside our school premises. Police contacted and following up. Police are now leaving school premises.

"We would appreciate your support in ensuring normality as the school day continues."

A PSNI spokesperson confirmed: "A 14-year-old male has been arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon following an incident at the Brownlow Road area of Craigavon this morning.

"He is currently in police custody assisting with enquiries."



(JG/CM)

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