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Boy, 16, is charged with attempted murder as one schoolboy fights for life and another stays in serious condition after horror attack at £41,000-a-year private school Blundell’s
Police have charged a 16-year-old boy with two counts of attempted murder and one of grievous bodily harm with intent following an alleged attack at a £40,000-a-year boarding school in Devon.
The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested following the alleged attack at Blundell’s School in Tiverton at 1am on Friday, June 9.
Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed the boy will appear at Exeter Magistrates’ Court in relation to the attacks.
He has been remanded in custody pending his court appearance.
Two of the alleged victims were pupils at the school. One of them remains in a critical condition in hospital, while the other is in a ‘stable, but serious condition’.
Police have charged a 16-year-old boy with two counts of attempted murder following an alleged attack at Blundell’s school in Tiverton, Devon, pictured.
The suspect, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will appear in court on Monday
Specialist officers are supporting both families.
The third alleged victim, a member of staff, was discharged from hospital yesterday.
Commander Superintendent Toby Davies said: ‘Our thoughts remain with the injured boys and their families in what must be a harrowing time for them. My officers are continuing to support them and the wider school community.
‘We continue to fully investigate this incident and a scene guard remains in place at the school and is expected to remain there for the rest of the day.
‘In the meantime, we need to remind the public of the law surrounding this matter.
‘Any suspect under the age of 18 is, by law, not allowed to be identified.
‘These rules are not solely for media organisations to adhere to; they also apply to members of the public and includes information posted via social media. This may be seen as interfering with a live investigation and an active criminal trial, and therefore could see those who do not adhere found in contempt of court.
‘We therefore remind the public that it is vital that they do not speculate on the identity of either the victims or the suspect in this case.’