Teenage boy arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after teacher stabbed at Tewkesbury Academy

Emergency services are at the scene of an incident at Tewkesbury School. Credit: ITV News

A teenager has been arrested after an adult was taken to hospital with a suspected stab wound following an incident at Tewkesbury Academy.

The injured teacher is now in a stable condition after suffering a single stab wound while in a school corridor, police confirmed. No one else was injured in the attack.

The suspect fled the scene with police describing the search for them as "complex".

A teenage boy was later arrested on suspicion of attempted murder around five miles from the school premises in Stoke Orchard. He remains in police custody.

  • Watch the latest from police on Tewkesbury Academy stabbing

Addressing reporters, Gloucestershire Police Assistant Chief Constable Richard Ocone described it as a "very distressing incident" and said police are working with the school to provide support to those impacted.

The motivation for the attack is still unclear, Mr Ocone said - but he added the incident was not terrorism-related.

The school was put on lockdown earlier today and police remain at the scene.

Schoolchildren leaving Tewkesbury Academy in Glouctesershire which was in lockdown after the incident. Credit: PA

Parents were advised to go to Dobbies Garden Centre in Diamond Road where police officers will be on hand to help.

Gloucestershire Police says it was called at around 9.10am on Monday 10 July to a report a pupil had stabbed a teacher. A teenage boy has been arrested in connection with the incident.

The school remains in lockdown. Credit: ITV News

The school’s headteacher Kathleen McGillycuddy said: “We appreciate that this morning has been a worrying time for all associated with Tewkesbury Academy. We are writing to reassure you that all pupils remain safe and well.

“We were alerted shortly before 9am this morning to reports of a serious incident which left a male member of staff in need of hospital treatment.

“The school was locked down and police were called immediately when we became aware of this incident. We have since been taking advice from the police on when and how to share updates with you.

“In the last few minutes police have arrested a teenage boy in connection with this incident. In conjunction with police advice the lockdown remains in place as a precaution. We hope to be able to provide a further update once cleared by police in the near future.

“Thank you for patience and understanding at this difficult time.”

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