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UK police arrest 14-year-old over stabbed teacher

A 14-year-old student who allegedly stabbed his teacher has been arrested.

The stabbing which took place at Dixon Kings Academy in Bradford, UK, on Thursday (June 11) left the victim, Vincent Uzomah, 50, with a stab wound to the body.

The Guardian reported that he was in stable condition after receiving medical attention at a hospital.

The suspect, an Asian boy with short dark hair who was last seen in a blue uniform blazer, had fled from the school after the incident.

“We are conducting enquiries in the area to locate a suspect and I would like to reassure residents and staff that all necessary resources are being deployed to investigate this ongoing and clearly very serious incident," said Detective Superintendent Simon West of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team.

The school said in a statement on its website that it is still aiding the police in resolving the case.

"We are working very closely with the police and our main priority at the moment is the well-being of our student and staff community and reassuring our parents," the statement read.

Ms Mary Bousted, the general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, has condemned the stabbing and called it a "random act" that teachers cannot protect themselves from.

“It’s a sign of the terrible, terrible condition of our society, that teachers, who are working with young people, become the targets of this terrible violence,” she said.

Sources: The Guardian, Metro UK, tes.uk, BBC

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