Pupil slashed at West Lothian high school

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A third year pupil at one of West Lothian’s biggest secondary schools has been slashed in the face.

The third year pupil was taken to hospital following the attack with a knife at St Kentigern’s Academy in Blackburn in the canteen, which has been sealed off.

It’s believed around 200 pupils were in the hall at the time.

West Lothian Council say the injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: “Police in West Lothian were called to St Kentigern’s Academy in Blackburn around 8.55am on Friday, September 15 after a 14-year-old boy sustained a serious facial injury.

“He has been taken to St John’s Hospital for treatment and a teenage boy is currently detained by officers in connection with this. Enquiries into this incident are ongoing.”

A council spokesman said: A West Lothian Council spokesperson said: “A police investigation is currently ongoing into an incident at St Kentigern’s Academy in Blackburn where one pupil sustained a serious facial injury.

“West Lothian Council makes the safety of the pupils in our care our top priority. We have been working with Police Scotland on a number of initiatives to promote pupil safety in our schools recently, including delivering the No Knives, Better Lives campaign to educate young people on the consequences of knife crime.

“It is not appropriate to say more while the police investigation is ongoing.”