Police use sniffer dog and knife arch during educational visit to Doncaster school

Police officers used a sniffer dog and knife arch in an educational visit to a Doncaster school.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 4:22 pm

Officers visited Astrea Academy Woodfields, Balby, earlier this week.

None of the students checked were carrying weapons.

Astrea Academy Woodfields said: “We have a positive ongoing relationship with the South Yorkshire Police and as part of a local police campaign against knife crime, schools across Doncaster, including Woodfields, are working closely with them to raise awareness of the dangers of carrying weapons.

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Police used a sniffer dog and a knife arch in an operation at a Doncaster school yesterday
Police used a sniffer dog and a knife arch in an operation at a Doncaster school yesterday

“It was our decision to invite the police into school this week to educate our students, with the aim of providing them with the information they need to keep themselves safe and to reduce their risk of harm.

“Students also heard about how the police tackle any security issues locally and discussed career opportunities within the force.

“The visit was a great success and we will continue to invite the police into school.”