Reykjavík schoolboy threatens teacher and classmates with knife

A student at a Reykjavík elementary school yesterday went to his school armed with a knife and threatened a teacher and fellow students.

The 11 year-old boy is a student at Melaskóli in the Icelandic capital and returned armed from his lunch break yesterday.

According to DV sources the boy threatened to cut a teacher at the school’s throat with the knife and also threatened others nearby with the weapon.

Police officers were called to the school and succeeded in talking the boy down and taking the knife away. The case is to be referred to child protection authorities.

According to DV, students at the school were called in early from their afternoon break and counselled by teachers. Staff and students alike are understandably shaken by the unusual event; but it was reportedly dealt with in an appropriate and professional manner.