Boy, 17, arrested after three people injured at Sheffield school

Birley Academy, formerly Birley Community College in Sheffield (File GV) (Google)

A teenage boy has been arrested after reports that three people were injured at a secondary school in Sheffield on Wednesday.

South Yorkshire Police officers are responding after reports of an incident involving a sharp object at Birley Community College just before 9am.

Two adults were checked over at the scene after suffering minor injuries. A child was also checked over after being assaulted.

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in police custody.

The force said: “Police will remain at the scene throughout the day to provide assurances to those in the school and the local community.

“We will provide further updates as and when we can.”

In a message to parents, headteacher Vicky Hall confirmed there had been an "incident" at the school, according to ITV.

She added: "I want to reassure you that all staff and students are safe and well. Emergency services attended immediately and are in attendance. All staff and students are safe.

"I will update you on next steps as soon as I am given guidance from the police. Please do not attend school at the moment."

In a post on X, the school said: "This morning we went into lockdown as a precaution following an incident at the school.

"This was not a decision taken lightly but the safety of students and staff is paramount. All students and staff are safe. We are working closely with the police and will update shortly."

It comes a week after two teachers and a student were injured in an alleged knife attack by a teenage girl at Amman Valley School in South Wales.

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