The assistant principal of Loreto College has said staff and pupils are shocked after hearing of the murder of a former pupil.
Kieran Crump Raiswell, 18, was fatally stabbed while walking in Whalley Range yesterday.
"He was a most gentle and friendly young man, who was liked and admired by everyone who met him.
"He successfully completed his A-levels in Politics, History and Physical Education in summer 2012 and he was taking a gap year before going to Sheffield Hallam University to read History.
"He had recently returned from the USA where he had been coaching football for three months.
– Aidan Bruce, assistant principal, Loreto College
"In the preceding year he had visited the USA with the college’s History/Politics Department.
"His teachers and friends are devastated by this news and our deepest sympathy goes to his family and friends."