Schoolgirl held for attempted murder after welfare officer is stabbed

A 16-year-old schoolgirl has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a welfare officer was stabbed at a secondary school.

The victim, a 61-year-old woman, suffered non-life threatening wounds in the attack just before 9am on Monday at Winterton Community Academy in North Lincolnshire, Humberside Police said.

In a statement, the force said the schoolgirl, a student at the academy, was being questioned by officers.

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