Aberdeen school reopens after Bailey Gwynne stab death


Pupils are returning to classes at an Aberdeen secondary school for the first time since the fatal stabbing of a 16-year-old pupil.

Bailey Gwynne died on Wednesday after the incident at Cults Academy.

The school has remained closed, and Aberdeen City Council said measures have been put in place to help pupils, families and staff affected on their return.

Floral tributes have been moved from the gates of the school to a private courtyard where pupils can pay their respects, and special assemblies are due to be held.

Hundreds of the fifth-year pupil's friends and fellow students attended a vigil at Cults Parish Church on Thursday night, where candles were lit and messages of condolence written.

A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with murder and remanded in custody.

He was also charged with having a blade or point on school premises and is expected to appear in court again on November 6.

The comprehensive school, which has more than 1,000 pupils, is in an affluent suburb and serves the lower Deeside area.

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