Police were called to The Grove Academy after a Year 6 child brought in a kitchen knife.

The Year 6 child of the academy at Fourth Avenue in Garston was caught carrying a knife in her bag on Thursday (September 17).

The child was said to have shown off the knife to her classmates during the school day.

Police were then contacted by staff at the school to help assist teachers with the situation.

According to Hertfordshire Constabulary, no threats with the knife were made to other pupils.

Officers are continuing to work with the child, her parents and the school.

Both Hertfordshire County Council and The Grove Academy were contacted for further information.