Schoolboy, 15, airlifted to hospital after being 'repeatedly stabbed' by fellow pupil

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A teen was stabbed several times by a fellow pupil at Walney School in Barrow, Cumbria on Tuesday morning. (Google Maps)

A 15-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital after being stabbed multiple times at school by a fellow pupil.

Emergency services were called to Walney School in Barrow, Cumbria on Tuesday morning after the teen was attacked around 10am.

The victim was airlifted to Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool with what were described as "serious injuries".

Cumbria Police said a 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm half an hour later near a train station in Barrow, Cumbria.

In a letter to parents, headteacher Jon Richardson said: "We are currently working with Cumbria Police following a stabbing on school premises involving two students.

"The victim has been taken to hospital having suffered serious injuries and another boy has been arrested by Cumbria Police. There is no ongoing risk to other pupils.

"The whole school community is in shock at these events and all of our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and his family.

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"The school day is now continuing while police officers remain on site as part of their ongoing investigation, which we are of course supporting.

"Support for students affected by the incident is available in school and we will provide further updates when we can."

Cumbria Police arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. (Twitter/Cumbria Police)
Cumbria Police arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. (Twitter/Cumbria Police)

A spokesman for Cumbria police said: "Cumbria Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of grievous bodily harm after an incident at Walney School this morning.

"Cumbria Police were called by NWAS at around 10.10am, reporting a pupil having suffered stab injuries following an incident inside Walney School.

"The victim, a 15-year-old boy, has suffered multiple stab wounds to their body and has been taken to Alder Hey Hospital via air ambulance having suffered serious injuries.

"A 16-year-old boy was detained at around 10.40am close to Barrow train station. He has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.

"Police are in attendance at the school and can reassure the public and parents that there is no perceived wider threat."

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