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Student (14) arrested after teacher stabbed at UK school

The 50-year-old male teacher was stabbed shortly before 9am at a school in the city of Bradford.

Police and a dog outside Dixons Kings Academy.
Police and a dog outside Dixons Kings Academy.
Image: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Updated at 5pm

POLICE IN ENGLAND have arrested a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of attempted murder after a teacher was stabbed at a school in Bradford.

The male teacher (50) was stabbed at Dixons Kings Academy at 8.55am this morning.

He was taken immediately to hospital with a single stab wound to the stomach, where he is said to be in a stable condition.

Deputy Superintendent Simon Atkinson from West Yorkshire Police confirmed the arrest to reporters, and said:

This is believed to be an isolated incident, and the police are continuing inquiries to establish the facts.

He added that all resources needed will be deployed to investigate “this on-going, and clearly serious, incident”.

Bradford teacher stabbing Principal at Dixon Kings Academy, Neil Miley and Executive Principal at Dixon Kings, Nick Weller (centre left) speak to the media outside the Academy, Source: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The teenager fled the scene and was the subject of a manhunt this afternoon. He was reportedly arrested in the city centre.

Earlier this morning Atkinson said:

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.

Additional reporting by Nicky Ryan. Originally published 11.25pm

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