Teenager arrested after taking a knife into Hailsham school

Hailsham Community College.
Hailsham Community College.

A student at Hailsham Community College was arrested after taking a knife into school yesterday (January 22).

A Sussex Police spokeswoman said, “A 14-year-old girl was arrested for possession of a knife and affray at 12.10pm on Thursday, at Hailsham Community College.

“A member of staff suffered a cut to his finger after detaining the girl, who is a pupil at the school.

“She also suffered a cut to her hand and was taken to hospital for treatment.

“The girl was questioned before being released on bail until March 4. However, she has been detained for her own safety and mental health assessment.

“No one else was hurt.”