Suffolk Police investigates gun 'held to pupil's head' allegation

A member of staff at an educational unit in Suffolk held a gun to the head of a pupil, it has been alleged.

A man is claimed to have been joking with a pupil in a common room before things changed and he threatened he would kill the boy.

The man is alleged to have left the building and returned with a gun, which he held to the child's head. No shots were fired.

Suffolk Police said it had spoken with a man in connection with the incident.

The incident is alleged to have happened at the centre, which is one of nine in Suffolk where children with educational and emotional difficulties are taught, on 4 March.

A witness told the BBC that she thought the weapon was a single barrelled shotgun.

Another source said it may have been an antique gun.

A spokesperson for Suffolk County Council said: "We have been informed about an incident that allegedly happened at one of our education centres.

"The matter is currently being investigated by the police and as such, it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage."

The centre is not being identified for legal reasons.

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