'Knife' arch to be taken into schools
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Anti knife-crime arch to be taken into Sandwell schools

Police in a West Midlands borough are taking a metal detection arch into secondary schools to screen for knives.

Working with Sandwell Council, school councils and head teachers in the area, police officers have also created a number of activities to challenge and educate students on the consequences of carrying a knife.

One of the programme's key elements is the use of a walk-through metal detection arch, which is able to identify anyone carrying a weapon – much like in airports.

  • 14 Jan 2019
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