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Teaching union official suspended after knife crime comment.

Teaching union official suspended after knife crime comment.

A teaching union official has been suspended after saying that one child being stabbed is better than installing knife arches at the school gates.

Kash Malik, the National Education Union (NEU) joint divisional secretary at Redbridge, made the remark after the east London council announced plans to put knife arches and detecting wands in secondary schools.

“Knife arches are not the answer," he told the Ilford Recorder. "I have never been in favour of them and schools shouldn’t have to worry about it, it should be an environment where you should be focusing on studying.

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