Teenager arrested after teacher stabbed at Bradford school
Police have arrested a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of attempted murder after a teacher was stabbed at Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford this morning..
West Yorkshire police launched a hunt for the boy who ran away from the school after the alleged attack, shortly before school started at 9am.
The 50-year-old teacher is in a “stable condition” in hospital, police have said. It is understood he was stabbed, with a knife, in the stomach.
The boy was found in Bradford city centre.
Senior Investigating Officer Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson said: “There were a number of pupils who witnessed the incident, which took place in a classroom, and they have been liaising with our specially trained officers. This is believed to be an isolated incident and police are continuing enquiries to establish the facts.
“I would like to reassure residents and staff that all necessary resources are being deployed to investigate this ongoing and clearly very serious incident.”
Damien Miller, Superintendent Neighbourhood Operations, said: “Lidget Green is a close knit community and I understand that students, parents, staff and the wider community will be upset by what has taken place here today at Dixons Kings Academy.
“I would like to take this opportunity to reassure the public that the police are working with the school, community and partners throughout this investigation and will continue to do so in the weeks ahead.”