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UK school in lockdown after teacher gets stabbed by student

UK school in lockdown after teacher gets stabbed by student

The school was placed in lockdown after reports a teacher had been stabbed by a student

A secondary school in Gloucestershire has been placed in lockdown after a teacher was taken to hospital with a 'suspected stab wound'.

Gloucestershire Police said officers were called to Tewkesbury School in Tewkesbury at 9.10am today following reports that a pupil had stabbed a teacher.

A teenage boy has since been arrested.

The force said in a statement: “An adult has been taken to hospital with a suspected stab wound following an incident at Tewkesbury School.

"We were called around 9.10am today (Monday) with a report a pupil had stabbed a teacher.

"A teenage boy has been arrested in connection with the incident."

Tewkesbury School.
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An earlier statement added: “Emergency services are at the scene of an incident at Tewkesbury School on Ashchurch Road.

“The school is currently in lockdown while police are at the scene. More information will be released in due course.”

The nearby Tirlebrook Primary School has also been placed in lockdown on police advice, with parents urged not to come to the school.

However, the school reassured families that those at the school were 'safe and well'.

In a message to parents, headteacher Simon Lockley and deputy headteacher Tanya Jaryczewski said: “An incident has occurred this morning at Tewkesbury Academy and we have been advised by Tewkesbury Police to put in place a lockdown.

Tirlebrook Primary School was also placed in lockdown on police advice.
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“We have a police presence at school and are being fully supported at this time. We would like to reassure all families that children at Tirlebrook and Little Oaks are safe and well.

“We must ask that families do not come to school during this time as this could compromise the police operation currently underway and also compromise the safety of the children.

“During this situation all school staff will be supporting the children and liaising with the police so we would ask that you do not attempt to communicate with the school office.

“We thank you all for your support and will update you as soon as possible when we know more.”

Gloucestershire Police added: "Parents or carers of pupils at the school are being advised to go to Dobbies Garden Centre on Diamond Road where police will be able to offer assistance."

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Topics: UK News