AN ARMED police response unit called in to a South Yorkshire college after a student contacted officers.
Barnsley College public services students received education on the impact of gun and knife crime at a presentation by members of the South Yorkshire armed response unit.
Student Kurt Fairhurst, who follows the unit on social networking site Twitter, invited the team with a Tweet.
Kurt said: “I follow the team and thought it would be interesting for us to hear the talk they do in schools and colleges.”
The presentation, by PC Matt Birch, a close protection officer, and tactical advisor PC Kirk Hardwick, as part of the Guns and Knives Take Lives initiative explained to the students the impact of carrying a weapon.
Risks of death or serious injury, plus travel problems, were explained.
Students also saw hard-hitting videos which showed the real-life consequences of gun and knife crime.