A 15-year-old boy was fatally stabbed outside of a school in Leeds shortly before 3 p.m. on Tuesday. Police and paramedics were summoned to the 300 block of Town Street in Horsforth on reports that a teenager had been severely assaulted there. The youngster was rushed to the emergency room in severe condition, and he was pronounced dead after failed life-saving efforts. A juvenile teenager has been apprehended and is in detention.
The former student of Horsforth School was fatally stabbed on St. Margaret’s Avenue, according to the school’s headmaster, Paul Bell, who announced to the BBC. While the student was in the hospital, he sent his thoughts and condolences to his family. A parent had informed the school of the student’s death, causing all, whether they knew the pupil or not, to become distressed and upset.
Jonathan Pryor, the Leeds city council deputy leader, said his heart was broken to hear of the tragedy. He noted that he realizes the significant impact and huge shock a sad tragedy of this type will have on the people locally. To provide aid and reassurance to the community, the local police force collaborates with other groups, such as local educational institutions. They have interviewed several potential eyewitnesses and are still interested in hearing from others who may have information.
West Yorkshire Police told reporters that at 2:57 p.m. today, officers responded to the Town Street area of Horsforth after receiving an allegation that a youngster had been severely assaulted there. A boy of 15 was brought to the hospital in critical condition after emergency services responded. A teenage man has been apprehended, and police have set up cordons around the area.
Leeds District CID has the area still cordoned off by police while they investigate.
Horsforth residents have reported seeing an air ambulance at the scene and a strong police presence. Paul Bell, the headmaster of Horsforth School, said that the police understand the anguish and concern this situation has brought for the kids and faculty.
Authorities have offered grief counseling.