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Police use CS spray on Lomond View pupils with weapons

Lomond View Academy Image copyright Paul Tipping

Police called to a disturbance at a school in Inverclyde used CS spray on two boys after the pupils allegedly confronted officers with weapons.

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said officers were called to Lomond View Academy in Greenock at 13:00 on Friday.

She said officers used CS spray after two boys, aged 12 and 13, brandished weapons, one of which was "bladed".

The two boys were arrested and detained. They will be the subject of a report to the Children's Reporter.

Lomond View Academy is a school for pupils with additional learning needs. Inverclyde Council said the school remained closed on Monday following the incident.

'Brandishing weapons'

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: "Police were called to a report of a disturbance between two pupils aged 12 and 13 at Lomond View Academy, Greenock, around 1300 on Friday 26 September.

"On arrival, and on being confronted by the two males who were at this time allegedly brandishing weapons - one of which was bladed - officers were required to deploy CS spay.

"The two boys were then arrested and were detained in police custody in connection with the incident. A report will be forwarded to the Children's Reporter."

A spokesman for Inverclyde Counil said: "We can confirm that a serious incident occurred. The police are currently investigating and the council and school are supporting them."