Woman 'Stabbed' at School in Scunthorpe

25 September 2017, 10:57 | Updated: 25 September 2017, 11:06

Winterton Community Academy

A 61 year old woman has been taken to hospital this morning with stab wounds following an incident at a school in Scunthorpe.

The woman who is a welfare officer at Winterton Community Academy sustained non-life threatening injuries.

A 16 year old girl has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently being questioned by officers.

Chief Superintendent Christine Wilson said: 

'We attended a serious incident just before 9.00am this morning at Winterton Community Academy, and a 61 year old woman is being treated in hospital for serious but not life threatening injuries. 

'Staff at the school and police officers responded to this isolated incident very quickly, and one person is currently in custody as a result.

"There was no disruption to any other children, non of whom witnessed the incident. Children at the school have not been directly affected by this

Headteacher Mr Gareth Morris said

'We are keen to reassure parents and the community that this is an isolated incident and that the school remains open. 

'We will support our staff directly affected and will be keeping parents updated throughout the day.'