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DIY flamethrower for students among the hundreds of weapons brought to school last year

The student with a DIY flamethrower was one of the hundreds of children caught with weapons at school last year.

Job was armed with a makeshift aerosol device that could have been used to torch his classmates.

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DIY flamethrowers and guns are one of the weapons students brought to school last year.Credit: Shutterstock

Another student in the area, Lincolnshire, was found to be in possession of flares, syringes, and metal rods.

They were one of 319 children who were banished or suspended from schools across the country for possessing weapons such as knives, guns, hammers and snooker cues.

The case was unearthed through a request for freedom of information to 150 councils.

However, the total can be much higher, as one-third of Congress, including some of the major cities, did not respond.

In Salford, Manchester, students were banished for taking steak knives to school and threatening their “chef” classmates.

‘Self defence’

And in Plymouth, there were eight recorded cases of children armed with knives and barbecue fluid “for self-defense.”

In another example, a child made a knife at school and threatened to stab a student on a bus.

At Tower Hamlets in East London, students were banished because they had guns.

Similar cases have been reported in nearby Harringay and West Sussex.

Elsewhere, everyday objects such as books, trash cans, scissors, water bottles, and pencils were used in the attack. One student cast a cast on his arm and hit another.

Christopher McGovern of the Real Education Campaign said: “Some schools have more in common with the war zone than with learning.”

Report of an armed police officer on the scene and a man armed with a “rifle” near a school in Leicestershire village

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DIY flamethrower for students among the hundreds of weapons brought to school last year

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