Police were called to Atkinson Drive near to Summerfield Primary School at 14:23 on 14th October. Here officers arrested a 17-year-old – who can’t be named for legal reasons – and found him to be in possession of a kitchen knife.
Parents on the school run have told Island Echo that the youth ran past the entrance to the school grounds.
Hampshire Constabulary have confirmed that the teen has since been charged with possession of a knife in a public place and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place (a crowbar).
The youth was remanded in custody overnight to appear at the Isle of Wight Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Tuesday 15th October).
UPDATE – The 17-year-old has been given conditional bail and will appear before the Magistrates Court again on 6th November.