Pupil arrested after school welfare officer stabbed

A woman is being treated in hospital after she was stabbed at a school in Scunthorpe.

The 61-year-old, a welfare officer at Winterton Community Academy, is said to have sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries after the incident that took place this morning. A 16-year-old pupil at the school has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The school’s head, Gareth Morris, has sought to reassure parents and the community after what he described as an “isolated incident”. He said all pupils are safe and the school remains open.

“We will support our staff directly affected and will be keeping parents updated throughout the day,” he said.

According to Humberside Police, pupils at the school were not “directly affected” by the incident.

In a statement, Humberside Police chief superintendent Christine Wilson said: “We attended a serious incident just before 9am this morning at Winterton Community Academy, and a 61-year-old woman is being treated in hospital for serious but not life-threatening injuries.

“Staff at the school and police officers responded to this isolated incident very quickly, and one person is currently in custody as a result.

“There was no disruption to any other children, none of whom witnessed the incident. Children at the school have not been directly affected by this.”