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Special assembly on Bailey Gwynne stabbing death anniversary

Bailey Gwynne
Image caption Bailey Gwynne was stabbed in school last October

Classmates of an Aberdeen schoolboy who was stabbed will hold a special assembly to mark the anniversary of his death.

Bailey Gwynne died in October last year after a fellow pupil stabbed him at Cults Academy.

Sixth year pupils will be given an opportunity to reflect on the tragedy at a private event on Friday.

His 16-year-old killer - who cannot be named for legal reasons - was convicted of culpable homicide.

He was jailed for nine years.

A recently published review into the death of Bailey found his death was "potentially avoidable" if teachers had known his attacker carried a knife.

The review, conducted by child welfare professional Andrew Lowe, made 21 recommendations including a call for legal changes to give teachers more power to search pupils.

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