Last Updated on: 17th September 2023, 09:09 am
File this one under we have no understanding of the minds of children.
Pupils will be able to text a police hotline if they have seen a classmate carrying a knife from today.They will be able to make an anonymous police report by texting 88551 with the name, or nickname, of the pupil, the school they go to, the school year the pupil is in and the school’s postcode.
The scheme, a joint effort between police and the charity Crimestoppers, was launched in Lancashire today, a county the government says is a knife crime “hot spot”. It is already running in London and is being rolled out across the country.
I wish we had this back in my day. Would have come in handy for those times when somebody decided it’d be fun to pick on the blind kid. A few keystrokes and my antagonist is heading downtown, doesn’t get much sweeter than that.
And yes, Lancashire is part of the UK, in case the mention of London and the ridiculous government plan weren’t enough to tip you off.