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Teenager Faces Charges After Incident at Sheffield School Leaves Three Injured

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with multiple offenses following an incident at Birley Academy in Sheffield that resulted in injuries to three individuals. The charges include three counts of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm and possession of a blade on school premises, according to South Yorkshire Police.

The incident occurred on Wednesday morning when the teenager allegedly used a “sharp object,” later identified by police as a piece of broken glass, to attack two women and a child. Although the injuries sustained were minor and did not necessitate hospital treatment, the event prompted significant concern and a swift response from emergency services.

All victims were attended to by paramedics at the scene. The child, among the injured, reportedly had “no visible injuries” but was checked as a precaution. The two women, both in their 20s, were treated for minor wounds.

In response to the attack, Birley Academy initiated a lockdown, causing distress among the student body and concern from parents who gathered at the school gates seeking to ensure their children’s safety.

Victoria Hall, the head of Birley Academy, addressed the media, expressing gratitude towards the school’s staff and students for their handling of the situation. “I just wanted to thank all of our students and staff who helped manage the situation this morning, and our staff who prioritized the safety and wellbeing of all of our students,” she stated.

Hall also commended the students for their “exemplary behaviour” during the unsettling ordeal. Similarly, local authorities praised the school’s staff for their effective actions which helped maintain safety during the crisis.

The 17-year-old suspect, whose identity remains protected due to legal reasons, has been remanded in custody. He is scheduled to appear before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

This incident closely follows another troubling event at Amman Valley School in Carmarthenshire, where two teachers and a pupil were stabbed last week. These consecutive violent incidents have sparked discussions about safety measures and mental health support in schools across the UK.

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