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Pupil slashed in the face at Catholic school in West Lothian

A 14-year-old boy has been taken to hospital with a serious facial injury, after he was stabbed with a knife at a Catholic school in West Lothian.

The incident saw the boy slashed in the face just before 9am at St Kentigern’s Academy, Blackburn, before being taken to St John’s Hospital in Livingston.

A teenage boy has been detained in connection with the incident, with Police Scotland stating that ‘inquiries into the incident are ongoing.’

“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,” said a spokeswoman for Police Scotland. “He has been taken to St John’s Hospital for treatment and a teenage boy is currently detained by officers in connection with this.”

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

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