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Wolverhampton school teacher stabbed with pencil: Pupil aged 10 arrested

New Park School
New Park School has been put in special measures by Ofsted

A 10-year-old boy has been arrested after a teacher was stabbed with a pencil at a Wolverhampton school.

The teacher, 60, suffered a wound to his arm during an "altercation" at New Park School at 09:30 BST on Wednesday, West Midlands Police said.

He was taken to hospital for treatment but returned to work at the school on Cromer Gardens on Thursday.

The pupil was arrested on suspicion of assault and later bailed.

The school, in Whitmore Reans, caters for pupils with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties.

A female police officer is based full-time at the school, which is currently in special measures.

After a monitoring visit in May, Ofsted said senior leaders had made the school "a calmer, safer place".

Wolverhampton City Council spokesman Tim Clark said: "A teacher received injuries to their arm which required hospital treatment. A 10-year-old year five male pupil was arrested."

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