Greenbank High School, Southport. (Photo © Google Street View)
A pupil at Greenbank Highschool was found to be carrying a knife during the school day.
The incident, that one parent described to The Echo as being "very worrying", took place at the Southport all girls' school on Tuesday March 22nd.
The school has reached out to parents and guardians to reassure them that the situation is being dealt with.
An email seen by The Echo from the school's headteacher read:
"I am writing to make you aware that yesterday one of our pupils was found with a knife in school. Please be assured that this is a very rare incident and is being investigated with the utmost urgency and the relevant steps are being taken.
It is a reminder of the importance of talking to young people about knives and that carrying a knife is a criminal offence that poses a risk of harm to the individual and the community. I will do a brief assembly with all pupils regarding this in the morning and there are planned sessions on knife crime after the Spring break.
As ever, it is key to work together to support young people with this and I would ask that all parents and carers regularly discuss this aspect of your child’s safety with them."