Police detain student after screwdriver incident at Hadleigh High School
A student has been detained by police following an incident with a fellow pupil on a school field which involved a screwdriver.
Officers were called to Hadleigh High School to reports of staff restraining a pupil following an incident, thought to be an altercation, involving two students at around 1.15pm today, a Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said.
The weapon was taken away from the male student, whose age is not being released by police, and he was taken to the Martlesham Police Investigation Centre. The student was due to be questioned by officers on Wednesday night.
A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said: “We were called saying there had been an incident between two students at the school’s grounds.
“One of them had a screwdriver and was being restrained by staff. When police attended, the weapon was taken away from the male and he was then detained.
“The incident took place on the school’s sports playground.”
There were no injuries in the incident, the force spokesman added.
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Asked if the incident was an altercation or a fight, the police spokesman said “it looks that way”.
Police arrived at the scene within seven minutes and the student was detained shortly afterwards, he added.