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A YOUNG boy took a real knife into school with him and bran­dished it at other pupils, con­cerned par­ents have claimed.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened at Ys­gol Pen Rhos in Llanelli.

A pupil at the school is said to have pulled a penknife out in­side the build­ing last Thurs­day morn­ing.

No pupils were in­jured dur­ing the in­ci­dent, but par­ents have re­acted an­grily to the sit­u­a­tion on so­cial me­dia.

Some ex­pressed shock at the fact that they were not ini­tially no­ti­fied by the school. One dis­tressed par­ent wrote on Face­book that she was “fum­ing”, adding: “I can’t be­lieve they would keep this from the par­ents”.

An­other con­cerned mother said she was “ab­so­lutely livid”, while an­other par­ent said it was “shock­ing that a kid got it (the knife) into school in the first place – why weren’t the par­ents check­ing?”

The school, which opened last year fol­low­ing a merger of Cop­per­works In­fant Nurs­ery School and Lake­field Pri­mary School, has around 400 pupils and around 60 nurs­ery chil­dren.

Ys­gol Pen Rhos broke up for the sum­mer hol­i­days on Fri­day and no­body from the school or the board of gov­er­nors has been avail­able to com­ment.

Car­marthen­shire Coun­cil has, how­ever, ex­plained that the sit­u­a­tion was dealt with by the school.

Direc­tor of ed­u­ca­tion ser­vices at the coun­cil Gareth Mor­gans said: “We are aware of an in­ci­dent that took place last week. This was dealt with by the school in line with pol­icy.”

An Ys­gol Pen Rhos pupil took a knife into school with him last week.

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