'School stabbing: boy released on bail
A 17-year-old boy has been
released on bail after being arrested in connection with the
stabbing of a student at a Kent school.
A pupil at Sittingbourne
Community College was stabbed on Friday afternoon with what is
thought to be a pair of scissors.
The victim, who is also
17, was attacked on his school playing field and was taken
to the Medway Maritime Hospital suffering from minor
Police and ambulance were called to the college in
Swanstree Avenue, Sittingbourne, at around 4.20pm after the boy was
struck in the stomach. It is thought the boys knew each other.
Staff and senior students have been praised by head teacher Alan
Barham for the way they reacted and overpowered the attacker.
One eyewitness claimed the incident may have been sparked by a
row over a girl.
He claimed the victim's pal ran over to defend him.
The police helicopter was scrambled and arrived as the teenager
was arrested, and was stood down.
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