Schoolboy charged attempt murder for stabbing fellow pupil multiple times in class

A 15-year-old boy was flown to hospital after being stabbed multiple times at school, allegedly by a fellow pupil on 23rd January.

Police were called to Walney school in Cumbria after the knife attack at about 10am on Tuesday.

Cumbria constabulary said a 15-year-old boy had suffered “multiple stab wounds” to his body and was taken to Alder Hey hospital by air ambulance.

The force said he was in a stable condition and that his injuries were not believed to be life-threatening at present.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent after being detained near Barrow train station at 10.40am, nearly half an hour after police arrived at the school.

The force said in a statement: “Police are in attendance at the school and can reassure the public and parents that there is no perceived wider threat.”

In a letter to parents, Walney school’s headteacher, John Richardson, said support was available for students affected by the incident.


He added: “The whole school community is in shock at these events and all our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and his family.

“The school day is now continuing while police officers remain on site as part of their ongoing investigation, which we are of course supporting.”

Attempt murder charge

A teenager has been charged with attempted murder after a stabbing at a school in Cumbria.

A 15-year-old student was treated in hospital for multiple stab wounds after the incident at Walney School on Tuesday morning. 

A 16-year-old was arrested that same day and has now been charged, Cumbria Police said. He is due to appear at Barrow Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

The injured teenager was discharged from hospital on Wednesday.

The 16-year-old was also charged with possession of a bladed article on a school premises.


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