A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 15-year-old was stabbed to death in Huddersfield.
West Yorkshire Police said: “The youth was arrested at an address in Huddersfield shortly before 5am this morning in connection with the incident in Woodhouse Hill, Fartown, yesterday afternoon.
“He remains in custody and enquiries are ongoing led by detectives from West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team.”
Emergency services were called to the scene at 2.54pm on Wednesday, following the attack close to the entrance of North Huddersfield Trust School.
The victim received treatment at the scene and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary for emergency surgery but was pronounced dead a short time later.
Police confirmed a murder investigation was under way.
Earlier this morning, the school paid tribute to the victim, describing him as a “wonderful student”.
In a statement, headteacher Andrew Fell said: “Our deepest sympathies go out to the pupil’s family and friends who must feel completely devastated.
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“They have lost a loved one and we have lost a wonderful student from our school community.”
Mr Fell said it was with “enormous sadness” the school was having to tell parents “one of our pupils has tragically lost their life”.
“This is truly shocking news for our pupils, your children, and our staff.”
He said specialist support was being made available for people, and added: “I would urge everyone not to engage in speculation about possible causes or perpetrators and allow police to make their enquiries.”
The statement said the school will not open until 10.30am on Thursday and then only to students who need support.
A police cordon blocking the pavement on a section of Woodhouse Hill was in place this morning, and flowers had been left at the scene.