Milton Keynes school on lockdown: Student goes on ‘knife attack’ during fire drill | UK | News


Police have rushed to Stantonbury International School after a pupil was stabbed. It is understood a student attacked another pupil with a pair of scissors during a fire drill at the campus. The school is on lockdown while the emergency services deal with the incident. 

Multiple police cars and an ambulance are in attendance at the campus.

Concerned parents have gathered outside the school demanding to take their children home after the incident.

A spokesman for the school said: “A student in Stantonbury International School has been assaulted by another student during a fire drill.”

The attack is thought to have occurred in the school’s science block, where a pupil stabbed a teenager in the back.

One parent told the MK Citizen: “My child told me armed police are there and teachers are saying the pupils can’t go anywhere. Police have put school on lockdown.”

Another said: “I’ve spoken to the school and they’ve told me it is all in hand and there’s no need to panic.”

A 15-year-old boy has since been arrested in connection with the assault.

Thames Valley Police’s Superintendent Marc Tarbit said: “We have made an arrest and we are carrying out further enquiries.

“Officers are on scene and we are working closely with the school to offer support to them and pupils and parents at the school.

“Members of the public can expect to see an increased police presence whilst our enquiries continue.”

The victim’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

A Freedom of Information request made in November revealed Milton Keynes is one of the top-three fastest-growing areas for knife crime across England and Wales.

The figures, obtained by the BBC, pointed to a 90 percent rise in knife offences since 2017 – increasing at a more rapid rate than in London.

Last week, MK’s new MP demanded the police take tougher action to crack down on ‘postcode gangs’ carrying knives when he made his maiden speech in the House of Commons.

Conservative Party MP Ben Everitt said: “It is devastating and heartbreaking when a young life is extinguished by a blade.

“We need to sort this out.

“We need to retask our police to get tougher on what are called ‘the postcode gangs’ and break up the scourge on society that is knife crime.”



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