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Teenager arrested after incident outside Co Armagh school

A former student was arrested outside Lismore Comprehensive School 

A TEENAGER is being questioned by police a "safeguarding concern" outside a school in Co Armagh.

The 14-year-old former student was arrested outside Lismore Comprehensive school in Craigavon on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon.

In a social media post the school said no students had been injured.

Lismore wrote: "We would like to reassure all parents and guardians that following a safeguarding concern this morning that all steps have been followed," they wrote.

"A past student was involved in an incident outside our school premises. Police contacted and following up. Police are now leaving school premises.

"Students are all safe and following normal timetable until 3.15 today. We would appreciate your support in ensuring normality as the school day continues. Thank you for your continued support."

The PSNI confirmed a 14-year-old boy is in custody assisting them with enquiries.

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