UPDATE: Teen arrested after teacher stabbed
Teen arrested on suspicion of attempted murder
A 14-year-old student from Dixon’s Kings Academy has been arrested by police on suspicion of attempted murder after stabbing a teacher this morning.
The 50-year-old male teacher, understood to be Vincent Uzomah, was stabbed at 8.55am according to West Yorkshire Police, and has been taken to hospital where his condition is described as ‘stable’.
Police searched for the 14-year-old male throughout the day and confirmed his arrest after 4pm.
Det Supt Simon Atkinson, from West Yorkshire Police, said the teacher was attacked in front of other pupils.
“There were a number of pupils who witnessed this incident, which took place in a classroom, and they are currently liaising with specially trained officers who are obviously supporting them at this difficult time,” he said.
“This is believed to be an isolated incident and the police are continuing inquiries to establish the facts.”
In a statement the school’s website, they said: “There has been an incident at Dixons Kings Academy this morning. The police and the academy are working together to investigate the incident.
“There is currently no ongoing risk to pupils or staff at the school.
“The school is continuing to operate as normal and police officers, including safer schools officers, are on site to support staff and students.”