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Posted on March 11th 2019
Student search conducted by MET Police
On Monday 11th March, the MET Police, with the support of our Academy’s designated Police Officers, conducted a search of all of our students with the aid of metal detecting arches and wands. The arches - similar to those used in airports - are often dubbed ‘knife arches’ by the media and are used to detect small metallic items in bags or on a person. As students arrived at the Academy, they were directed into the hall by our staff where a team of ten officers assisted them through the two portable arches. Bags and clothes were manually inspected with the use of metal detecting wands and we are pleased to report no illicit items were discovered during the search.
It is important we emphasise that this search was not in response to anything specific to our Academy; similar searches are being conducted in schools across the borough in response to a recent rise in knife crime. If you have any questions or concerns regarding today’s events, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org