A 16-year-old boy has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of first-degree murder for GBH over a violent attack on two teenagers and an adult at Blundell’s School in Tiverton on Friday.
He will appear before Exeter Magistrates’ Court on Monday morning following the incident at the private school, Devon and Cornwall Police said.
The younger victims, both students at the school, remain hospitalized with one in critical condition and the other described as being in serious but stable condition.
The man, a school worker, was injured but was discharged from hospital on Friday.
A police station will remain on site at the school until the end of Saturday.
Superintendent Toby Davies said: “Our thoughts remain with the injured boys and their families at what is sure to be a distressing time for them.”
“My officers continue to support them and the entire school community.”
“We continue to fully investigate this incident and an accident guard remains on site at the school and is expected to remain there for the remainder of the day.”
“In the meantime, we must remind the public of the laws on this matter.”
“Any suspect under the age of 18 must not be identified by law.”
“These rules are not just a matter for media organizations; They also apply to the general public and include information published via social media.
“This could be seen as disrupting an ongoing investigation and active criminal process and could therefore result in those who do not comply being convicted of contempt of court.”
“We therefore remind the public that in this case it is crucial not to speculate on the identity of the victims or the suspect.”
Principal Bart Wielenga on Friday sent a letter to parents and guardians about the incident, which took place at one of the boarding houses.
He said the school is working closely with the police to comply with its procedures.
Mr Wielenga urged parents and guardians not to engage in speculation or post on social media about the incident.
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