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Monday 29 May 2017

Scotland school stabbing: Pupils return to school for first time after fatal stabbing of boy (16)

Floral tributes are left outside Cults Academy in Aberdeen, as police continue to question a teenager after a 16-year-old boy died in a stabbing at the secondary school
Floral tributes are left outside Cults Academy in Aberdeen, as police continue to question a teenager after a 16-year-old boy died in a stabbing at the secondary school
Police outside Cults Academy in Aberdeen, as they continue to question a teenager after a 16-year-old boy died in a stabbing at the secondary school
Police outside Cults Academy in Aberdeen, as they continue to question a teenager after a 16-year-old boy died in a stabbing at the secondary school
Bailey Gwynne, 16, who died after being stabbed by another teenager at Cults Academy in Aberdeen. Photo: Facebook/PA Wire
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Pupils are returning to classes at an Aberdeen secondary school for the first time since the fatal stabbing of a 16-year-old pupil. Bailey Gwynne died on Wednesday after the incident at Cults Academy.

The school has remained closed, and Aberdeen City Council said measures have been put in place to help pupils, families and staff affected on their return.

Floral tributes have been moved from the gates of the school to a private courtyard where pupils can pay their respects, and special assemblies are due to be held.

Hundreds of the fifth-year pupil's friends and fellow students attended a vigil at Cults Parish Church on Thursday night, where candles were lit and messages of condolence written.

Bailey Gwynne, 16, who died after being stabbed by another teenager at Cults Academy in Aberdeen. Photo: Facebook/PA Wire
Bailey Gwynne, 16, who died after being stabbed by another teenager at Cults Academy in Aberdeen. Photo: Facebook/PA Wire

A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with murder and remanded in custody.

He was also charged with having a blade or point on school premises and is expected to appear in court again on November 6.

Police outside Cults Academy in Aberdeen, as they continue to question a teenager after a 16-year-old boy died in a stabbing at the secondary school
Police outside Cults Academy in Aberdeen, as they continue to question a teenager after a 16-year-old boy died in a stabbing at the secondary school

The comprehensive school, which has more than 1,000 pupils, is in an affluent suburb and serves the lower Deeside area.

Police outside Cults Academy in Aberdeen, as they continue to question a teenager after a 16-year-old boy died in a stabbing at the secondary school
Police outside Cults Academy in Aberdeen, as they continue to question a teenager after a 16-year-old boy died in a stabbing at the secondary school
Floral tributes are left outside Cults Academy in Aberdeen, as police continue to question a teenager after a 16-year-old boy died in a stabbing at the secondary school
Floral tributes are left outside Cults Academy in Aberdeen, as police continue to question a teenager after a 16-year-old boy died in a stabbing at the secondary school

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