Teenage boy arrested after stabbing at Plymouth school

Eggbuckland Community College. Pic: Google
Image caption The injured boy was taken to hospital after the incident at Eggbuckland Community College

A teenage boy has been arrested after a stabbing at a school.

A 15-year-old boy was taken to hospital with a back injury after the incident at Eggbuckland Community College in Plymouth at about 08:40 GMT, Devon and Cornwall Police said.

His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

A 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and has been detained under the Mental Health Act.

Police said a weapon had been seized.

'Speedy recovery'

In a statement the college said: "There was an incident today involving two Eggbuckland Community College students, which resulted in injury for one student.

"He was immediately taken to hospital and has since been discharged and is now currently at home with his family.

"Everyone at the college wishes him a speedy recovery."

It added that "professional support and care" was being provided for the "small number of students" who witnessed the incident.

Supt Chris Singer, of Devon and Cornwall Police, said: "We are investigating the circumstances of this incident and would like to reassure people that there is no danger to anyone else.

"The alleged weapon that was used has been seized and the suspect has been arrested."

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