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Teenage boy stabbed to death at Scottish school

Karrie Gillett

Published 29/10/2015 | 02:30

Police did not name the victim or the teenager detained
Police did not name the victim or the teenager detained

Police have launched a murder investigation after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death at a school in Aberdeen.

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He died in a local hospital yesterday after the attack at Cults Academy.

Police detained another 16-year-old boy and said there will be an added police presence in the area "for the foreseeable future".

They did not name the victim or the teenager detained.

Chief Insp Graeme Mackie said: "This is a shocking and extraordinary incident for Aberdeen, and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the boy who has lost his life today.

"We are working closely with the education authorities and wider community."

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Twitter: "All my thoughts are with the family and friends of the young man who has tragically died at Cults Academy today."

Education Secretary Angela Constance said: "I'm deeply saddened by this terrible news and my thoughts are with the pupil's family and friends.

"Aberdeen City Council has arranged for support to be available to the school's pupils and teachers. We remain in close contact with the council and stand ready to provide any help that may be needed."

A council spokeswoman said later: "It is with shock and sadness that we can confirm that a pupil of Cults Academy has died following an incident at the school earlier today.

"Our heartfelt sympathies are extended to the friends and family. We will be providing support to pupils, teachers, parents and the community in the coming days.

"Police Scotland is on site and they will provide further updates as required."

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