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JUST IN: Boy,15, charged in connection with Tewkesbury Academy incident

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A 15-year-old boy has been charged in connection with an incident at Tewkesbury Academy which left a male teacher with a single stab wound.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was charged this evening (Tuesday 11 July) with section 18 attempt wounding with intent and possession of a bladed article on school premises.

He will remain in police custody tonight before appearing at Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court tomorrow (Wednesday 12 July).

Officers were called about the incident by the ambulance service at around 9.10am yesterday (Monday 10 July). The school was locked down while officers carried out searches for the suspect. He was arrested in the Stoke Orchard area at around 11am.

The victim suffered a single stab wound and was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. He was later discharged.

A spokesperson for the police said: “Police and the Crown Prosecution Service would like to remind everyone that active proceedings are now taking place. It is extremely important that there is no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could prejudice these proceedings in any way.”

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