Student stabbing: Headteacher appeals for calm

Police will be outside a school’s gates “in the short term” after a student was stabbed minutes after leaving on Tuesday afternoon.

The knife attack is believed to have happened shortly after 3.30pm in Whaddon Way, just yards from Lord Grey School in Bletchley, following an altercation involving a group of teenagers.

The victim, who has not been named but is a Year 12 student, is believed to still be in Milton Keynes Hospital where his injuries are described as not life-threatening.

Last night police sealed off an area but have so far not made any arrests.

Headteacher Tracey Jones said the school was usually “peaceful and harmonious” and called for the incident not to be blown out of proportion.

Dr Jones said: “We are very dismayed by this incident as this is usually a peaceful and harmonious community. The police are vigorously investigating what happened and are actively seeking the perpetrator(s).

“Our student was taken to hospital due to his injuries, with a family member accompanying him. Lord Grey’s Director of Sixth Form is in close contact with the lad’s family and we are rallying round and supporting them through this difficult time. We are confident that the lad will make a full recovery after a short spell in hospital.

“The school wants to reassure parents and students that this is a very rare incident. The school is confident that our students are usually very safe. There will be a strong police presence at the school gates in the short term and we hope that everyone stays calm and sensible; we hope that no-one blows the incident out of proportion.

“We are very sorry for our sixth former and we are appalled that this has happened. We are confident that the police will find the culprit(s). We take this very seriously and we ask that everyone is vigilant about their own safety, but overall we are confident that west Bletchley remains a great community to be part of.”