Northern Ireland

Craigavon school incident - boy charged with possessing blade

lismore comprehensive school
Image caption The incident happened outside Lismore Comprehensive School

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with possessing a blade in a public place, threatening to kill people and resisting police.

It follows reports that a knife was brandished at a group of children outside Lismore Secondary School in Craigavon.

The children were being escorted by staff to a nearby leisure centre.

The boy - who cannot be named for legal reasons - is due to appear at Craigavon Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.