Boy, 16, locked up for nine years for killing Bailey Gwynne in school row


A teenager has been locked up for nine years for stabbing a school pupil to death during a "trivial" row.

Bailey Gwynne, 16, died from a knife wound to the chest at Cults Academy in Aberdeen on October 28 last year.

A 16-year-old youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was convicted of culpable homicide last month after a jury at the High Court in Aberdeen ruled against a charge of murder following a five-day trial.

He was also found guilty of two other charges of having a knife and knuckledusters at the school.

At the High Court in Edinburgh on Friday, judge Lady Stacey ordered the killer to be detained for nine years.