Cumbernauld school pupil sparks alarm after bringing an air pistol to school



Written by Scott Campbell, Cumbernauld Media's Senior Reporter.

Published at 23:01 on 22 June 2015


Police    Crime    Condorrat Primary School



Condorrat Primary School is where the incident took place last week. Picture: Scott Campbell for Cumbernauld Media.

PUPILS and staff at Condorrat Primary School, in Cumbernauld, were said to be “greatly alarmed” after a young pupil came to school with a number of potentially deadly weapons, last week.

Authorities have confirmed that an 11-year-old primary seven pupil was found at the primary school, on Thursday (18th June), with an air pistol and knife.

North Lanarkshire Council has said that “appropriate action was taken” after the discovery of the weapons in the young boy’s possession.

Cumbernauld Media had been contacted late last week by worried local residents asking for information about an incident which had supposedly taken place at the school, located in Morar Drive. 

Information, however, has only come to light today over what actually transpired.

Police Scotland has confirmed that an 11-year-old boy was found in the school with an air pistol and a knife, on Thursday (18th June).

Condorrat Primary School is where the incident took place last week. Picture: Scott Campbell for Cumbernauld Media.

Officers seized the weapon from the minor, and he was given a verbal warning from police officers after staff at the school raised the alarm. 

A spokesman for Police Scotland confirmed that: “Police attended and seized the weapons for destruction.”

The police spokesman confirmed, however, that: “At no time did the pupil threaten anyone with the weapons,” adding: “No criminality was established and the boy was given a warning.”

A spokesman for North Lanarkshire Council said: “As soon as we became aware of the incident, we contacted Police Scotland and immediate and appropriate action was taken.”