Secondary school goes into lockdown after boy ‘intruder’ entered the grounds and attacked a pupil – before he fled and tried to return later
- The attacker got into grounds of The Discovery Academy, in Bentilee, with a girl
An ‘intruder’ has attacked a boy after getting inside a Stoke-on-Trent school.
The attacker got into the grounds of The Discovery Academy, in Bentilee, with a girl before they both fled following the attack.
But the two ‘intruders’ later returned to the school gates and the academy was placed in lockdown ahead of Staffordshire Police arriving at the scene.
Parents were notified of the lockdown at 9.37am this morning.
A Discovery Academy spokesman said: ‘This morning while students were coming into school, two intruders, a boy and a girl, came onto the site and the boy attacked a pupil. This was dealt with immediately by staff and the police were informed that the attacker had left the premises.
The attacker got into the grounds of The Discovery Academy, in Bentilee, with a girl today
‘A short while later, the intruders returned to the school, outside the school gates, and tried to get back onto the site. Whilst waiting for the police to attend, the school followed lockdown procedures to ensure the safety of our staff and students.
‘The student is being supported by staff at the school alongside their mum. It is important to realise that following lockdown procedures and informing our parents/carers about them immediately ensures we keep a safe environment. We would advise that this is now a matter for the police and would ask for restraint on comments via social media which could be detrimental to any course of action which Staffordshire Police may take.’
A 17-year-old boy, from Stoke-on-Trent, was arrested on suspicion of assault, police said, while a 13-year-old girl, also from Stoke-on-Trent, was arrested on suspicion of assault thereby occasioning actual bodily harm.
Both remained in custody while inquiries continued, police added.
Any witnesses to this morning’s attack should call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
Post source: Daily mail