16 July 2018
Ensuring Ninestiles, an Academy is a safe community – Knife Crime Focus
Did you know?
Knife crime includes any crimes that involve the use of a sharpened weapon or blade. It is illegal to sell or buy a knife to anyone who is under 18yrs old. Carrying a weapon to protect yourself is still a crime in the eyes of the law and in fact you are much more likely to become a victim of knife crime if you carry one. Possession of a knife can carry a prison sentence of up to 4 years even if it’s not used.
Knife Crime in Birmingham on the rise
Nearly 300 people were treated for knife wounds in Birmingham hospitals last year. This is the highest number for the last 5 years.
There have been several fatalities on our door steps.
Key Messages for our students:
Gun and knife crime includes stabbing or shooting someone. But it’s also illegal to:
If you carry a weapon, you are more likely to:
So what are we doing at Ninestiles to make our students more aware of the dangers surrounding weapons and knife crime?
We are being proactive as a school and are giving the students key messages and information that will prepare them to deal with such situations if they arise. There is not a knife crime issue at Ninestiles but it is vital we do not ignore this increasing issue in our community.
Please remember if you are suspicious about a student or over hear conversations that make you feel uneasy, please report this to any member of the DSL team at school; Mr Hughes, Mrs McGillicuddy, Mrs O’Toole or Mr Lewis. It may well be a false alarm but we are far better off to be safe than sorry.
If you would like to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact me at school.
Mr Alex Hughes-Vice Principal
PC Matt Kay