A six-year-old boy faces 45 days in a reform centre after attempting to eat his school lunch with a knife and fork camping set.

Zachary Christie opened up his folding cutlery after sitting down for a midday meal at his elementary school in Newark, Delaware, in the US.

In doing so, he violated the school district's strict zero-tolerance policy on dangerous instruments. He was suspended and ordered to attend a school for badly-behaved youngsters.