Huddersfield school stabbing: Mum 'overcome with grief' as lad, 15, stabbed to death by 'masked killer' as teen arrested | The Sun

A MUM is overcome with grief after a masked killer is said to have pinned down and murdered her son outside his school gates.

The heartbroken woman this morning came to the spot by North Huddersfield Trust School where the lad, 15, was attacked.

She knelt on the floor and was "visibly completely overcome by emotion", Good Morning Britain reported.

The victim, who witnesses said was pinned down and knifed in front of horrified pupils, was called a "good lad" by another parent.

A boy, 16, has been arrested on suspicion of murder after yesterday's incident near the school gates shortly before 3pm in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

One woman whose daughter goes to the school described the victim as a “good lad” and called the incident disgusting, adding: “Something needs to be done about kids carrying knives.”


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Worried parents also called the incident shocking, frightening and a parent’s worst nightmare.

One man, 41, said: My nephew is in year seven and this is his first year of high school. This kind of stuff can traumatise kids.

"It’s not a good look overall when parents are coming to pick kids up to see that etched on their brains. They will see the aftermath – the police cars, the ambulance and police tape.”

A mum-of-two, 43, added: “It makes you frightened to send your children to school. 

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"You send them to school to be safe. It’s heartbreaking and shocking. What is the world coming to?”

Another dad, 46, who has a son at the school, told YorkshireLive: "It was a scary moment when I heard there had been trouble and a teacher answered my 14-years-old son’s phone. 

“I was asked by staff to come and collect him. I’ve heard that it all came out of nowhere. This pupil was grabbed, pinned to the floor and stabbed repeatedly.”

Another dad said: "My daughter’s just started there and was getting on the bus home. A lad in a black hat and snood jumped out on a pupil and stabbed him and ran off.

"She saw the scuffle but didn't see the knife or blood. The bus had just pulled up as it happened so blocked some of the incident – she seems OK but still processing it I think. It's only her third week or so at this new school.

"The area is getting bad for this crime recently. Something needs to be done, I don't know what but it can't be like this – feels like a crime drama."


A local mum of three with grown-up children, who goes by name of ‘P’, said she was shocked, adding: "I heard a gang of lads had pinned him down and stabbed him. My heart just sank – it is scary. It is a parent's worst nightmare. You send them to school you think they are going to be safe and come home safe.”

One man, 24, said: “I imagine that year 7s will have witnessed that. It’s tragic. For it to happen to a 15 year old boy leaving school is crazy. I really feel for the parents. The panic they will have felt on receiving the phone call.”

Yorkshire Air Ambulance blocked off roads surrounding the incident as parents collected their kids.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "At 2.54pm, police were called to the incident in Woodhouse Hill, Fartown.

"The victim received treatment at the scene and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary for emergency surgery but was pronounced dead a short time later."

In a statement posted on the North Huddersfield Trust School website, head Andrew Fell said: "It is with enormous sadness that I must tell you that following an incident on Woodhouse Hill Road yesterday one of our pupils has tragically lost their life.

"The pupil was taken by ambulance to hospital after the incident but despite the most valiant of efforts, medical staff were unable to save their life.

"This is truly shocking news for our pupils, your children, and our staff. We will be providing specialist support for any among our community who feel they could benefit."

The statement said the school will not open until 10.30am and then only to students who need support.

Mr Fell said: "West Yorkshire Police have launched an urgent investigation, so it would be inappropriate to make any further comment at this time. I would urge everyone not to engage in speculation about possible causes or perpetrators and allow the police to make their enquiries. A statement has been released.

"Our deepest sympathies go out to the pupil's family and friends who must feel, as we do, completely devastated. They have lost a loved one and we have lost a wonderful student from our school community."

Detective Superintendent Marc Bowes said: "Our investigation is still at a very early stage, and we will be carrying out extensive enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident that has resulted in the absolutely senseless loss of a young life.

"We have already identified a number of witnesses to the incident itself but would still like to hear from anyone who has any information that could assist the investigation."

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