16 year old arrested at school after stabbing a member of staff

A girl has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a school worker was stabbed in the neck.

The girl, 16, was taken into custody after the 61-year-old welfare officer suffered injuries at Winterton Community Academy, North Lincolnshire.

Humberside police said the worker had suffered non-life threatening stab wounds.

Headteacher Mr Gareth Morris said: ‘We are keen to reassure parents and the community that this is an isolated incident and that the school remains open.

‘We will support our staff directly affected and will be keeping parents updated throughout the day.’

Chief Superintendent Christine Wilson said: ‘We attended a serious incident just before 9.00am this morning at Winterton Community Academy, and a 61-year-old woman is being treated in hospital for serious but not life threatening injuries.

‘Staff at the school and police officers responded to this isolated incident very quickly, and one person is currently in custody as a result.

‘There was no disruption to any other children, non of whom witnessed the incident. Children at the school have not been directly affected by this.