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Stabbed teacher Vincent Uzomah calls for weapons probe after knives, knuckle dusters and hammers are seized from school pupils

Stabbed teacher Vincent Uzomah calls for weapons probe after knives, knuckle dusters and hammers are seized from school pupils

Stabbed teacher Vincent Uzomah calls for weapons probe after knives, knuckle dusters and hammers are seized from school pupils

ALMOST half of all weapons seizures at West Yorkshire schools last year were in Bradford, shocking new figures have revealed.
There were 23 incidents in Bradford last year where weapons were confiscated from pupils, almost half of the county tally of 48.
The figures have been called "alarming" by teacher Vincent Uzomah, who was stabbed by a teenage boy at Dixons Kings Academy, in Lidget Green, last year.
Items founds on children across West Yorkshire over the last three years include 50 knives, five knuckle dusters, four hammers, two baseball bats, two metal bars, and one CS spray.
Mr Uzomah, injured in a racially-motivated assault which led to an 11-year extended sentence for his teenage attacker, called for more research to establish why people, including children, were carrying weapons.
"Why do such groups keep arms? Is it to protect themselves? What are their intentions in carrying such dangerous weapons," he asked.
"We really need to find the reason for these kids carrying arms. We need to discourage them from carrying arms and be looking to a brighter future. Something has to be done."
Mr Uzomah said an education campaign was needed to make people think twice about carrying weapons.
"In a society like Britain, there is no reason to keep arms, as we have an effective police force," he said.


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