Officials say they are going “beyond the recommendations” of a review into the fatal stabbing of Aberdeen schoolboy Bailey Gwynne.
Bailey, 16, died after being stabbed at Cults Academy in Aberdeen during the lunch hour on October 28 last year.
His killer, a teenager who cannot be named, was locked up for nine years in April after a jury found him guilty of culpable homicide and carrying weapons.
An independent review, led by child protection expert Andrew Lowe, found Bailey’s death might have been avoided if those who knew his killer carried weapons had reported it to staff.
Announcing his findings in October, Mr Lowe made 21 recommendations, including calling on the Scottish Government to consider changing the law to give teachers more power to search pupils.
A heavily redacted version of the review was published yesterday. Pages six to 20 of the 67-page document, are almost completely blacked out.
The Aberdeen Chief Officers Group said the information redacted from the report concerned confidential personal information of individuals who have not consented to the publication of that information.
The group said implementation of the recommendations is “progressing well”.
In a statement, the group said: “We understand the interest in the content of the review but we are bound by data protection laws and respect the wishes of the individuals and families involved.
“The review contains a great deal of sensitive, confidential and legally-restricted information.”
The group added that it was going “beyond the recommendations” and said it had a “comprehensive plan in place, including the roll-out of the anti-weapon strategy in our schools”.
The 17,000 word report set out to provide assurances that all circumstances surrounding Bailey’s death had been examined.
It also looked at the handling of the situation on the day of Bailey’s death. The review found Councillor Marie Boulton, depute council leader, made a statement to media at a “very early stage”.
The review said briefing “should have been sought” before a statement was made.