Pupils Remembering Bailey Gwynne One Year On

28 October 2016, 10:29

Pupils are remembering a classmate who was stabbed at a special assembly to mark the first anniversary of his death.

Bailey Gwynne, 16, died after he was stabbed at Cults Academy in Aberdeen on October 28 last year.

His killer, a 16-year-old youth who cannot be named for legal reasons, was locked up for nine years in April after a jury found him guilty of culpable homicide and carrying weapons.

Bailey, a fifth-year pupil with four younger brothers, died from bleeding caused by a single stab wound to the heart during a fight in his lunch hour.

Pupils will have an opportunity to reflect on the tragedy at an assembly.

Anna Muirhead, Cults Academy head teacher, said: "On Friday 28 October we will have an S6 assembly, providing the opportunity to acknowledge the tragedy and reflect on its impact.

"Pupils and staff have been supported throughout the year and will continue to be. Our focus is on maintaining normal school activities.''

An independent review into the incident concluded that the fatal stabbing might have been avoided if teachers had been alerted that the killer carried weapons.

The multi-agency probe into the stabbing made a series of recommendations, including calling on the Scottish Government to consider changing the law to give teachers more power to search pupils.

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