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Teenager in hospital after school stabbing

It happened at Larne Grammar School on Tuesday morning.

A stabbing at a Co Antrim grammar school has left a teenage pupil in hospital (Niall Carson/PA)
A stabbing at a Co Antrim grammar school has left a teenage pupil in hospital (Niall Carson/PA)

By Michael McHugh, PA

A stabbing at a Co Antrim grammar school has left a teenage pupil in hospital.

His injuries are not life-threatening, police said.

It happened at Larne Grammar School on Tuesday morning.

A PSNI statement said: “A 13-year-old male pupil has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon and is currently in police custody.”

The pupil was taken to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.

The school declined to offer immediate comment.

The safety and wellbeing of our pupils is always our primary concern Larne Grammar School principal Jonathan Wylie

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said it received an emergency call at 11.21am.

One crew attended the scene on the Lower Cairncastle Road and a teenager was taken to hospital.

Jonathan Wylie, principal of Larne Grammar School, said on Tuesday: “Following an incident in school this morning a Year 10 pupil was taken to hospital and is receiving treatment.

“The safety and wellbeing of our pupils is always our primary concern and the authorities, including the PSNI, were contacted immediately. Parents have also been contacted and we are working with the Education Authority to ensure that pastoral support is available for those who require it.

“This is the first time that an incident of this nature has occurred in school and the thoughts of the entire school community are with the injured pupil and his family.

“The school will open tomorrow as usual.

“We are unable to comment further due to an ongoing PSNI investigation.”

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