Published On: Thu, Jun 11th, 2015 on 12:46 pm

Teen sought after Bradford teacher stabbed at Dixons Kings Academy

A teacher has been taken to hospital after he was stabbed at a Bradford school this morning.

At around 8.55am today, police were contacted by the ambulance service who were attending a report of a member of staff having been stabbed at Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford.

Dixons Kings Academy

Dixons Kings Academy.

The male teacher, who is 50-years-old, was taken to hospital for treatment to a stab wound to his body.

His condition is currently described as stable.

Police are conducting enquiries to locate a 14-year-old male in connection with the incident.

He is described as Asian, with short dark hair, and was last seen wearing a blue uniform blazer.

“Very serious incident”

Detective Superintendent Simon Atkinson, of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “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.

“We would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or knows the whereabouts of the suspect.

“At this stage we do not believe there is an ongoing risk to pupils or staff at the school. The rest of the school is continuing to operate as normal and local officers, including safer schools officers and members of the local area neighbourhood team, are currently at the school and are liaising closely with staff.”

In a statement on its website, the school said: “The member of staff is in hospital and his condition is described as stable, there is no internal bleeding. Our thoughts are with him and his family at this time.

“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. All students are safe and calm and have responded with tremendous maturity during a very difficult time. Thank you to parents for the overwhelming support you have given us today.”

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