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Teenager arrested as pupil 'stabbed' outside Black Country school

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A teenager has been arrested after a suspected stabbing outside a school in Oldbury.

Perryfields High School

A 14-year-old pupil suffered an injury to his leg near Perryfields High School.

A boy, also 14, was detained by school staff and arrested on suspicion of wounding.

Police were called to the school on Oldacre Road, Brandhall, just after 3pm on Thursday.

The school said the incident involved 'two good friends'.

A statement said: "Following the completion of Year 9 exams, two good friends were walking home and a situation arose between them resulting in one of the friends receiving a puncture wound on his calf.

"Together with the police, the other boy was apprehended and will now be dealt with by the school and police seriously.

"The school remains a safe and friendly place despite an increase in crime regionally and nationally amongst young people."

West Midlands Police spokesman Gina Lycett said: "A 14-year-old was treated for a minor injury to his leg and a 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of wounding.

"The teenager was released from custody pending further investigation."

Richard Guttridge

By Richard Guttridge
@RichG_star

Reporter for the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton

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