Following the incident at Tewkesbury School this morning, Monday, 10 July, the Leader of the Council, Richard Stanley, says:

“The news of this incident has come as a huge shock to everyone, and our thoughts are with the injured teacher, his family, teachers and pupils and the local community.

The police are carrying out a full investigation, and agencies are working together to ensure support is provided to anyone who needs it.

We understand that the pupil who carried out the attack has been arrested and is in police custody. We don’t have any further details about what happened – this is a live police incident. It’s important to allow the police to carry out their investigation.

The impact on staff and pupils at the school will no doubt be significant, and we are offering our support to partner agencies, including Young Gloucestershire, which is opening its hub for young people and parents to go for support and a safe space to congregate.

We want to thank the police and emergency services who have been at the scene leading the response and supporting the school.”

Category: Community