From icBirmingham, with thanks to Ali Dashti:
A 10-year-old Asian pupil threatened to behead a seven year-old schoolboy with a Stanley knife after watching gruesome TV images from Iraq.
Paul Williams told how the young thug threatened his grandson Nathan outside the gates of Highgate Primary School in Woodside, Dudley where both were pupils.
The 10 year-old was subsequently arrested by police and it is understood that he has now been expelled.
His victim was uninjured but is now receiving counselling after suffering sleepless nights over the chilling incident.
Grandad Mr Williams said: “The 10 year-old was pretending to be an Iraqi assassin who was going to cut Nathan’s head off like the American hostages.
“A few of the other kids have said that he had been going around making these claims for a few weeks.
“He was waving the knife around in front of Nathan’s face as he made his way out of the school gates.
“Nathan has been in bits since. He’s really shaken up and hasn’t been able to sleep properly. He has been having counselling because it upset him so much.”