PARENTS have refused to send children to a Three Towns school today after an incident involving a weapon, believed to be a knife, in the playground yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon. 

Parents, many of whom have refused to send their children to school following the incident, attended Caledonia Primary School this morning. 

The Herald understands that as many as 50 parents attended at the school to speak to staff.

North Ayrshire Council confirmed that no pupils were injured as a result and that there is no danger to any pupils.

A North Ayrshire Council spokesperson said: “An incident took place at Caledonia Primary School yesterday which is being carefully managed by the headteacher.

“Support is being provided to any pupils or parents who have raised concerns and we would reassure parents that we have clear procedures in place for dealing with such incidents.

“There was no threat or danger to any pupils and this continues to be the case.”

Police confirmed that they attended the school this morning but the Herald understands that no criminality was found.