Boy, 17, charged after three people injured in school glass attack

Police outside the Birley Academy in Sheffield
Police outside the Birley Academy in Sheffield -Credit:Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

A 17-year-old boy has been charged following a glass attack at a Sheffield school which sent shockwaves across the city.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with three counts of attempted grievous bodily harm following the incident at Birley Academy. Two adults and a child suffered injuries in the attack.

The teenager, understood to be an ex pupil, was arrested on Wednesday morning (1 May) after reports of an incident involving a sharp object at the school on Birley Lane. The sharp object is understood to have been a piece of glass.

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Two women in their 20s and a child suffered minor injuries that did not need hospital treatment. The boy, also charged with possession of a blade or sharply pointed article on school premises, has been remanded in custody.

The school was placed into lockdown following the attack, which saw pupils being ordered to hide in corners and underneath tables.

The boy is set to appear before Sheffield Magistrates' Court tomorrow (3 May).

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