September 25, 2017 10.49 am This story is over 51 months old

Girl, 16, arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after Winterton school officer stabbed

The school remains open.

A 61-year-old woman has been rushed to hospital with stab wounds this morning, with police arresting a girl on suspicion of attempted murder.

The woman who is a welfare officer at Winterton Community Academy sustained serious non-life threatening injuries in the stabbing which happened at the Winterton Community Academy north of Scunthorpe just before 9am on Monday, September 25.

A 16-year-old girl has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently being questioned by officers.

Chief Superintendent Christine Wilson of Humberside Police said: “We attended a serious incident just before 9am 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, none of whom witnessed the incident.

“Children at the school have not been directly affected by this.”

Headteacher Gareth Morris added: “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.”

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