North Birmingham Academy was placed on lockdown Tuesday when teenagers were spotted with knives running into the school grounds.
Children at the North Birmingham Academy were ordered to hide under their desks after knife-wielding teenagers ran onto the grounds earlier Tuesday. The teenagers were spotted around 9:30 am on Tuesday according to West Midlands Police.
Unlike the cowards in Uvalde, the armed police officers swarmed the grounds and caught the criminals. Three teenagers were arrested on suspicion of possession of a blade.
One parent told the Express & Star, “It is every parent’s worst nightmare [..] because it took ages for parents to be told what was going on. The school was locked down and we were never told why.” She continued, “Then all the children who had any links with the alleged assailant were searched in front of the school.”
At 1 pm North Birmingham Academy released a statement on social media concerning the lockdown.
A spokesman for West Midlands Police confirmed three men had been arrested at the school.
The spokesman said: “We were called to reports of three young men seen with a knife in Warren Road, Kingstanding, Birmingham, at just before 9:30 am today.
“Officers attended and as we searched the area some of the young men ran into the grounds of North Birmingham Academy in College Road.
“Armed officers entered the premises and three teenagers were arrested on suspicion of possession of a blade. They remain in police custody this afternoon.
“No one has reported any injuries to us and our investigation is ongoing.