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16-year-old boy found guilty of killing fellow pupil

Bailey Gwynne died after being stabbed at his school last October.

Bailey Gwynne
Bailey Gwynne
Image: Police Scotland

A TEENAGER WHO stabbed 16-year-old Bailey Gwynne to death at a school in Aberdeen has been found guilty of culpable homicide.

The accused has not been named due to legal reasons.

The BBC has reported this evening that the jury in the High Court in Aberdeen found him guilty in just over an hour and a half.

He had denied the more serious charge of murder.

In a statement following the judgement, Police Scotland’s Detective Superintendent David McLaren, the lead officer for the north area of Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team, said:

“Whilst the circumstances around Bailey being killed are relatively uncomplicated, it is still difficult to comprehend that he died at school at the hands of a fellow school pupil.

It is the senseless decision to take a knife into a school setting that has undoubtedly led to Bailey’s death.

Bailey Gwynne was killed after the stabbing incident at Cults Academy, the school he attended, in October of last year.

The accused is due to be sentenced on 1 April at the High Court in Aberdeen.

Comments have been turned off on this article as sentencing is pending. 

Read: Bailey Gwynne, 16, dies in stabbing at Aberdeen school

Also: 16-year-old male charged in Aberdeen murder investigation

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