LESSONS that could save lives are being brought to schools in Huddersfield.
Police are teaching pupils about the potential impacts of serious youth violence.
Students at All Saints Catholic College at Bradley Bar heard from police officers Paul Jackson and Pete Whitehouse in one of the first talks.
Subjects up for discussion were the effects of alcohol, the use of weapons and West Yorkshire Police’s ‘One Punch’ campaign, to show how throwing a single punch can ruin lives.
Sgt Gareth Crossley, from Huddersfield North Neighbourhood Policing Team, is overseeing the project
He said: “It is extremely important that we give young people the correct information to make their own informed decisions.”
Pupils watch CCTV footage of serious incidents and are shown weapons used in gang violence.
“We will be explaining how those who carry them are more likely to use them and also more likely to fall a victim,” Sgt Crossley said.
He added: “In Kirklees, the number of violent incidents of this nature is low and continuing to fall and, although we do not have a significant problem with serious youth violence in the district, it is vital that we maintain this.”