In Wales, teenager arrested for attempted murder after school attack left three people injured

A teenage girl was arrested in south Wales for attempted murder after three people – two teachers and a student of the same age as the attacker – were injured on Wednesday April 24 at a school, it was announced the local police

In Wales, teenager arrested for attempted murder after school attack left three people injured

A teenage girl was arrested in south Wales for attempted murder after three people – two teachers and a student of the same age as the attacker – were injured on Wednesday April 24 at a school, it was announced the local police.

Police were called late in the morning to Amman Valley School in Ammanford, where emergency services were dispatched and the 1,720-student school was sealed off. The three victims, who suffered stab wounds, were taken to hospital, local police commander Ross Evans said in a statement.

Before the circumstances of this attack were publicly clarified, the facts quickly provoked a number of political reactions. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said he was “shocked” and thanked the police and emergency services in a message on X.

Welsh First Minister Vaughan Gething (Labour) spoke of a “deeply worrying time for schools, families and local people”. “Schools should be a safe place to learn and discover. It is deeply sad and upsetting that today teachers and students have seen this security shattered due to a violent event,” reacted for his part, on the same social network, the leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Andrew R. T. Davies.