Teachers should be given more powers to search pupils they suspect of carrying knives, according to an independent report on the death of the Aberdeen schoolboy Bailey Gwynne, which goes on to recommend that the Scottish government explore tighter controls on buying weapons online.

The multi-agency review of the circumstances leading up to the killing of the 16-year-old, who was fatally stabbed at Cults Academy, one of Scotland’s highest performing state schools, on 28 October 2015, also concluded that his death could have been avoided had those who knew that his killer carried weapons in school reported this to staff.

In March a 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was cleared of Bailey’s murder but found guilty of a lesser charge of culpable homicide after a five-day trial at the high court in Aberdeen. He was sentenced to nine years in detention.

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