Police re-assure parents after teenager stabbed outside school

24 January 2018, 17:08


Police have moved to reassure parents after a 14-year-old boy was injured in an attack outside a Glasgow school.

The teenager was treated by emergency services outside a school on Ryehill Road, Barmulloch, around 11.35am on Wednesday before being taken to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.

Chief Inspector Stevie Hazlett described it as a "shocking" incident.

Officers believe it was a targeted attack and are said to be following a definite line of enquiry.

We understand the attacker was not a pupil at the school.

Chief Inspector Hazlett said:  "We understand that this type of incident occurring is very concerning to parents and indeed people in the local community, however I would like to reassure them that detectives working on the case are following a definite line of enquiry.

"This was an isolated incident and one which was targeted and not random - nevertheless this does not make it any less shocking.

"There will be additional officers around the vicinity of Ryehill Road and we would ask anyone who has any concerns to contact those officers for any additional reassurance or guidance."

A spokesperson for Glasgow City Council said: "We can confirm the police attended the school following a serious incident outside the gates at morning interval.

"The school is working with police during this live, ongoing investigation and supporting pupils, families and staff."

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We received a call at 1129 hours today to attend an incident at All Saints secondary school om Ryehill Road in Glasgow.

"We dispatched one paramedic response unit, one ambulance and the trauma team to the scene.

"One male patient in their teens was taken to the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow"