Students were left shaken and agitated after a 12-year-old student was stabbed on her way home. The victim was reportedly assaulted, however, Essex Police has yet to verify the weapon.
The child was attacked at around 3.15 pm outside Shoeburyness High School in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, on Friday, November 29. Police and paramedics setting up a cordon around the area shortly after the occasion.
Parents said to the Southend Echo of their distress and told that children were ‘shaken up’ by what they had viewed.
In a letter to parents, headteacher Clare Costello told: ‘There was a dispute amid 2 girls which appeared in one of the students becoming injured. ‘The injured girl was helped by school staff at the (Shoeburyness) youth center until her parents and an ambulance came.
‘As with all events of this nature the police were requested and it is now in their hands. As you can fully welcome, as this is now a police matter I am unable to make any further comments.’
A spokesman for Essex Police told officers and the ambulance service was called to reports of a girl being stabbed at about 3.15 pm. They added: ‘The girl was brought to the hospital with injuries which are not considered to be serious. Officers came and captured a 12-year-old girl on suspicion of making severe bodily harm. Inquiries are ongoing.’ The suspect has since been freed on bail until December 18.