Teenager Arrested on Attempted Murder
Police investigating the stabbing of a teacher in Bradford have arrested a teenager on suspicion of attempted murder.
Enquiries remain ongoing this evening into the incident at Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford
Officers were called there at 8.55am after a male teacher, aged 50, was stabbed while teaching a science class at the school.
The man was taken to hospital where he was treated for a single stab wound to the stomach. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening and he remains in hospital where he is being supported by his family.
Large scale enquiries have been ongoing today following the stabbing and as part of those, a 14-year-old local teenager was arrested this afternoon in Bradford City Centre.
He remains in custody for questioning.
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, who leads Neighbourhood Policing across the Bradford District, 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.”