A boy has been charged after allegedly having a knife at an Aberdeen primary school.
Parents were sent an e-mail from the head teacher at the school, which cannot be named for legal reasons, alerting them to an incident involving “a P7 pupil with a knife”.
The e-mail confirmed no one was injured following the occurrence, which is said to have happened on Monday.
It said: “I am writing to inform you that there has been an incident in school involving a P7 pupil with a knife.
“It is likely that your child knows nothing about this incident but, nevertheless, I wanted to inform all parents directly of the situation.
“The incident itself took place outwith the classroom and was witnessed only by a small number of P7 pupils.
“Firstly and most importantly, I want to reassure you all everyone is safe and no one has been injured in any way. We have treated this as a top priority and immediately contacted Police Scotland.
“As you would expect, the police are dealing with this matter, and they have commended the manner in which we as a school have dealt with the situation.”
It added: “Clearly we want to strike an appropriate balance between managing the situation in school while at the same time focusing on our day to day learning activities.”
A police spokeswoman confirmed they had been called and said: “Following an incident on Monday, Police Scotland can confirm that a pupil has been charged.”
An Aberdeen City Council spokesman said: “Officers from Police Scotland were called following an incident involving a pupil.
“No one was injured during the incident and parents have been notified.”