A teacher from a school in Bradford has been rushed to hospital after being stabbed by one of his pupils.
The male teacher who is 50-years-old was attacked at Dixons Kings Academy this morning (11/06) and has been described by police as stable.
The suspect, a 14-year-old boy, is currently on the run from West Yorkshire Police. He has been described as Asian, with short dark hair and was last seen wearing the school’s blue uniform.
Det Supt Simon Atkinson, who is leading the investigation, said:
We are conducting enquiries in the area to locate a suspect and I would like to reassure residents and staff that all necessary resources are being deployed to investigate this ongoing and clearly very serious incident.
The went on to explain how there is no ongoing risk to both pupils or members of staff at the school. The school remains open and is operating ‘as normal’.
While school stabbings in Britain are rare, this is the second in recent years. The previous being the murder of Spanish teacher Ann Maguire in Leeds last year.
The 16-year-old pupil who stabbed Mrs Maguire, Will Cornick, later received a life sentence.