An 11-year-old girl was taken to hospital this morning after being stabbed outside the school.
Police arrested a 12-year-old after the shock attack on Chapel Lane, near the Co-op Academy in Blackley, Greater Manchester.
The victim sustained a “small laceration on the top of her shoulder” and investigations are said to be ongoing.
A police van was pictured outside the Co-op Academy school on Plant Hill Road this morning.
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: “Police were called at around 8.30am this morning to a report of a stabbing in Chapel Lane, Blackley.
“Officials visited and located an 11-year-old girl with a small laceration on her shoulder. She was taken to the hospital as a precaution and has since been released.”
They added: “A 12-year-old has since been arrested on suspicion of assault. The investigations are ongoing.”
Co-op Academy today confirmed an “off-site incident” took place before the start of the school day.
A spokesman for the school added: “All those involved are being cared for and supported.
“As this is the subject of an ongoing police investigation, it would be inappropriate to make any further comments.”
Meanwhile, a message sent by the school to the parents has been seen by the Manchester evening newssaid the incident was “handled quickly and appropriately”.
It added: “We appreciate the concerns of parents and carers and have communicated as quickly as possible after ensuring the safety of all students.”
A spokesman for the North West Ambulance Service said: “We attended a police incident at the school following a call at 8.22am and took a patient to the hospital.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC 18631 on 101 quoting log number 669 dated March 28th.
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