A 15-year-old boy has been flown to hospital after being stabbed multiple times at school, allegedly by a fellow pupil.
Police were called to Walney school in Cumbria after the knife attack at about 10am on Tuesday.
Cumbria constabulary said a 15-year-old boy had suffered “multiple stab woulds” to his body and was taken to Alder Hey hospital by air ambulance.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent after being detained near Barrow train station at 10.40am, nearly half an hour after police arrived at the school.
The force said in a statement: “Police are in attendance at the school and can reassure the public and parents that there is no perceived wider threat.”
In a letter to parents, Walney school’s headteacher, John Richardson, said support was available for students affected by the incident.
He added: “The whole school community is in shock at these events and all our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and his family.
“The school day is now continuing while police officers remain on site as part of their ongoing investigation, which we are of course supporting.”