A teenage pupil has been stabbed during a lunch-time altercation near a Glasgow secondary school
A teenage boy has been repeatedly stabbed during a lunchtime altercation near a Scottish secondary school.
It was reported that the 13-year-old victim was stabbed in the stomach, knees and also suffered a head injury in the alleged attack.
A 15-year-old boy was arrested following the incident, which happened at 1.30pm a few hundred yards from Shawlands Academy in Glasgow.
Police said the victim was was taken by ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital for surgery.
A Scottish Ambulance Service spokeswoman said he was not in a critical condition.
Paramedics were at the scene within two minutes of the call, and the ambulance spokeswoman added: "We received a call at 1.34pm today to attend an incident on Kilmarnock Road, Glasgow.
"We dispatched one ambulance and our paramedic response unit to the incident and one male patient was taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital."
Pupils stood at a bus stop near the scene as officers cordoned off a section of pavement where the attack occurred.
A teenage pupil has been stabbed during a lunch-time altercation near a Glasgow secondary school.
Officers quickly cordoned off the blood-stained pavement outside a newsagents. Tanveer Baber, the 43-year-old shop owner, said: "We were serving customers when I noticed a commotion outside.
“I went out and saw the boy had an injury and was lying on the pavement. I did not want to move him so I stayed with him and shouted for someone to call an ambulance.
“The only injury I could see was to his thigh. I have been here 11 years and have never seen so much as a fight outside my shop.
“We usually keep the kids in check. This boy is a regular customer, polite and well-mannered. I am very upset. This should not have happened to him."
Police Scotland confirmed the stabbing and said there were no further details on the 13-year-old’s injuries.
A spokesman said: "No-one else was hurt in the incident. A 15-year-old youth has been arrested. Inquiries are ongoing.”
A Glasgow City Council spokesman added: "We are aware one of our pupils has been injured in an incident on Kilmarnock Road during the school lunch break and the school is helping the police with their enquiries."
Very worrying incident in my constituency and my thoughts are with the injured boy. I’ve just had an update from the local police, and I know they’re doing everything possible to investigate the incident and provide appropriate reassurance around the school over next few days https://t.co/31Y1gUavyP
— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) 11 March 2019
Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister and a Glasgow MSP, said: "Very worrying incident in my constituency and my thoughts are with the injured boy.
"I’ve just had an update from the local police, and I know they’re doing everything possible to investigate the incident and provide appropriate reassurance around the school over next few days."