Teenager stabbed after lunch break row over biscuit, murder trial hears
A teacher has told a murder trial how a teenager stabbed during a fight left a trail of blood behind him after a row broke out over a biscuit.
Alasdair Sharp, who teaches computing, said Bailey Gwynne, 16, was left pale and bleeding after "what looked to be a scuffle" at Aberdeen's Cults Academy in October last year.
A 16-year-old is on trial at the High Court in the city accused of murdering the school boy. The youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, denies the charge.
Mr Sharp, 28, said he saw Bailey and the accused throwing punches at one another in a corridor.
Mr Sharp said of Bailey: "He made it to the wall, he looked very pale. At this point I noticed the trail of blood.
"He became very pale and there was a lot of blood coming out of him. To begin with he seemed fairly coherent but as events unfolded he began to lose consciousness."
The court heard how an argument started after Bailey refused someone a biscuit during his school lunch break and he became involved in name-calling with the accused.
A witness said the youth pulled a knife or sharp object from an inside pocket of his jacket and thrust it towards Bailey.
A post-mortem examination revealed he died as the result of a "penetrating stab-force injury to the chest".
Head teacher Anna Muirhead, 57, was alerted to the fight on October 28 after an ambulance had been called.
She told Advocate Depute Alex Prentice QC, prosecuting: "I knew immediately it was very, very serious."
The witness said Bailey was "very pale" and she could see blood. She described seeing the accused sitting nearby, who was "obviously distraught".
Crime scene examiner Jason Parker, 31, recovered a knife from a recycling bin in a communal area of the school which was passed round the members of the jury.
The accused denies murdering Bailey and being in possession of knives or bladed instruments and two knuckledusters on occasions between August 1 2013 and the day of the alleged murder.
The trial, before Lady Stacey, continues on Wednesday.