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Teenager fights for life after stabbing

PUBLISHED: 13:42 09 May 2003 | UPDATED: 13:51 03 March 2010

A 15-year-old boy was today fighting for his life after being stabbed at school.

Another 15-year-old has been arrested and is to be questioned on suspicion of attempted murder.

A 15-year-old boy was today fighting for his life after being stabbed at school.

Another 15-year-old has been arrested and is to be questioned on suspicion of attempted murder.

The arrest of the teenager follows an incident in the toilets of Stradbroke High School shortly before 10.30am today.

The victim is currently in Ipswich Hospital undergoing treatment for serious stab wounds in the stomach. It is believed the injuries were caused by a knife.

An ambulance was called to the school and paramedics gave emergency treatment before the youth was taken to hospital.

The families of both boys have been informed of the incident.

The youth who was arrested is in custody at Bury St Edmunds police station.

Headteacher David Shorten was unavailable for comment today and no one from the school was able to make any statement.

Stradbroke provides education for pupils aged between 11 and 16 from a wide area of rural Suffolk.

The local community was shocked to hear the news – Stradbroke is at the heart of a quiet area surrounded by farms and villages.

There are about 400 pupils at the high school taught by 25 teachers.

A spokeswoman from Suffolk Local Education Authority said the school was working with the police while they carried out their investigations.


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