Armed police visit schools

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Armed police officers from South Yorkshire have started a new round of visits to secondary schools to mark the start of the new academic year.

A team of 12 authorised firearm officers are visiting the county’s 75 schools to promote their Guns and Knives Take Lives campaign, with a programme of events which started at Wales High School.

According to South Yorkshire Police youth-related firearms incidents have fallen by 81 per cent over the last five years.

The aim of the campaign is to target young people early and teach them about the consequences of gun and knife crime.

Visit or for more information on the Guns and Knives Take Lives initiative.