UPDATE: Headteacher praises staff and police after 'sweep' to arrest man at a Peterborough school
A Peterborough headteacher has praised staff and police officers after they acted quickly to arrest an intruder this morning, Thursday May 25.
Police were called to The King’s School in Park Road, Peterborough, at 9.50am after reports of an intruder.
A man was quickly arrested.
In a letter to parents this afternoon, headteacher Darren Ayling said: “I am sure word may have reached some of you already that, this morning, a member of staff challenged an intruder who had gained entry to the school site.
“Given the heightened security situation, and some odd behaviour, the matter was reported to the police who attended at school immediately.
“Several police officers supported senior staff in thoroughly sweeping the site and subsequently gave us the all clear to proceed with our plans to observe the national minute’s silence at 11.00am.
“I have since been told that the police have identified, detained and arrested the intruder.
“Please be assured that school staff, assisted by the police, reacted very swiftly to the circumstances and with the absolute determination that we would keep your children safe.
“Your children have been, as always, remarkably sensible and cooperative throughout the morning.”