A 14-year-old pupil allegedly found with a knife on school grounds in Clydebank has been arrested.

Police responded to St Peter the Apostle High on Tuesday morning around 10.40am after reports of a youngster with the blade.

Officers attended and confirmed a 14-year-old boy was arrested and charged in connection with the incident. He will be subject of a report to the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration.

Inspector Morven Sutherland told the Post: “Our youth engagement officers work closely with local schools to educate pupils on the dangers of carrying weapons and other types of criminality.

“Should you have any further concerns you can speak to one of our local Youth Engagement officers, and for any information regarding persons carrying weapons please contact Police Scotland through 101, or anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

A spokeswoman for West Dunbartonshire Council said: "This is a matter for Police Scotland and we have stringent policies in place across all our schools to safeguard our pupils and staff."

The incident follows the arrest of a 16-year-old boy in Glasgow in connection with the fatal stabbing of 14-year-old Justin McLaughlin at High Street rail station on Saturday afternoon.