Hunt for boy after teacher stabbing

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Published: Thursday 11th June 2015 by The News Editor

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A 14-year-old boy is being hunted by police after a teacher was stabbed at a school.

The 50-year-old male teacher was taken to hospital from the Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford for treatment to a stab wound to his body. His condition was described as stable.

Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson, of West Yorkshire Police ‘s homicide and major enquiry team, described it as a ” very serious incident”.

He said: “At this stage we do not believe there is an ongoing risk to pupils or staff at the school. The rest of the school is continuing to operate as normal and local officers, including safer schools officers and members of the local area neighbourhood team, are currently at the school and are liaising closely with staff.”

The boy is described as Asian, with short dark hair. He was last seen wearing a blue uniform blazer.

Police were called in at around 8.55am by an ambulance crew responding to a report of a member of staff having been stabbed.

The teacher had suffered a stab wound to his body, West Yorkshire Police said.

In a statement on its website, the school said: “There has been an incident at Dixons Kings Academy this morning. The police and the academy are working together to investigate the incident.

“There is currently no ongoing risk to pupils or staff at the school. The school is continuing to operate as normal and police officers, including safer schools officers, are on site to support staff and students.”

Published: Thursday 11th June 2015 by The News Editor

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