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Schoolgirl, 14, Charged With Attempted Murder After Hampshire School Stabbing

A 15-year-old was treated for a minor chest injury.

26/04/2016 15:38

A 14-year-old schoolgirl has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing a classmate in the chest.

The incident, which occured on Monday at Petersfield School, Petersfield, Hampshire, left an unnamed 15-year-old girl requiring hospital treatment.

Police were called to the scene shortly after 9.30 am on Monday morning, just after registration.

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Police were called to Petersfield School, Petersfield, Hampshire yesterday

The 15-year-old victim was taken to hospital and treated for a minor chest injury and is today recovering at home.

The arrested girl cannot be named for legal reasons.

She has been charged with attempted murder and one count of threatening a person with a blade on school premises. She appeared at Basingstoke Magistrates Court this morning.

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14-year-old girl remanded in custody after appearance at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court this morning

Hampshire Police said in a statement: "A 14-year-old girl has been charged following a serious assault at the Petersfield School on Monday April 25.

"Officers were called at 9.35am to the school on Cranford Road. A 15-year-old girl who was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital to be treated for a minor injury is now recovering at home.

"The 14-year-old girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons and who was arrested in connection with the assault, has now been charged with one count of attempted murder and one count of threatening a person with a blade or sharp pointed article on school premises."

Petersfield School has around 1,200 pupils.

The school's headteacher, Mark Marande, reassured parents it was an isolated incident, Mail Online reported.

The school today said it would not comment on the incident when contacted by The Huffington Post UK.

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