Teenager injured in knife attack

August 03 2018

A TEENAGER was seriously injured when he was stabbed in the grounds of a Fishponds school.

The 14-year-old was taken to hospital after the incident at St Matthias Academy in Alexandra Park on July 17. 

Another boy, aged 17, has been charged with possessing a knife and causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Police were called to the school, a pupil referral unit for children who have been moved from mainstream secondary schools, at about 2pm on the day of the incident, after reports of “a confrontation between two teenagers”.

The 14-year-old, a pupil at the school, was taken to hospital, where his condition was later described as “serious but stable”. Avon and Somerset police arrested the older boy later that evening

St Matthias Academy is part of the Learn@ Multi-Academy Trust, which runs four Bristol special schools.The academy provides short-term placements for up to 60 students who are not managing in their secondary school.

A spokeswoman for the trust said: “One of our students was assaulted on our site on Tuesday 17 July. The assailant was not a pupil or connected to the school. We are working with the police to aid their investigation and are providing support, with assistance from Bristol City Council, to our pupils and staff.”