KNIFE GANGS LAY SIEGE TO SCHOOL.
ARMED gangs caused chaos at a secondary school when they threatened pupils leaving the school.
Pupils were ordered back to their classrooms when the knife-wielding gangs of ex-pupils laid siege to Lenzie Academy, near Glasgow.
Rector RECTOR, Eccl. law. One who rules or governs a name given to certain officers of the Roman church. Dict. Canonique, h.v. Roderick McLelland ordered staff and pupils inside until police moved the youths on.
A knife was confiscated con·fis·cate
tr.v. con·fis·cat·ed, con·fis·cat·ing, con·fis·cates
1. To seize (private property) for the public treasury.
2. To seize by or as if by authority. See Synonyms at appropriate.
adj. by police from an 18-year-old.
In a letter to parents, Mr McLelland said pupils were detained de·tain
tr.v. de·tained, de·tain·ing, de·tains
1. To keep from proceeding; delay or retard.
2. To keep in custody or temporary confinement: until police arrived because he was concerned about their safety.
He said: "There have been a number of confrontations involving local youths who had been loitering Loitering (IPA pronunciation: ['lɔɪtəˌrɪŋ] is an intransitive verb meaning to stand idly, to stop numerous times, or to delay and procrastinate. at the school gates, placing many pupils in a state of alarm and fear.
"In the light of the current situation, in consultation with the police I would strongly advise pupils should not loiter loiter v. to linger or hang around in a public place or business where one has no particular or legal purpose. In many states, cities, and towns there are statutes or ordinances against loitering by which the police can arrest someone who refuses to "move along. in the streets around lunchtime."
A police spokesman said: "Former pupils were noising up present ones and a nasty situation developed.
"The Rector took the correct action. Our officers in the area are keeping a close watch on the situation."