Boy, 17, appears in court after Sheffield school went into lockdown

Birley Academy
Police were called to Birley Academy after reports of an attack on 1 May. Credit: ITV News

A teenager has appeared in court accused of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm after three people were injured at a secondary school in Sheffield.

The boy, 17, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested following reports of an incident involving a "sharp object" at Birley Academy earlier this month which prompted the school to go into lockdown.

Two women in their 20s and a child suffered minor injuries that did not require hospital treatment, South Yorkshire Police said at the time.

The teenager is also charged with possession of a blade or sharply pointed article on a school premises.

The teenager appeared at Sheffield Crown Court on Friday via videolink.

He spoke to confirm his name and to confirm to Judge Jeremy Richardson KC that he understood what was happening in court.

No pleas were entered.

The defendant was told he will appear again at the same court on July 12 and a provisional trial date was set for August 5.


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