A boy lost his life in hospital following an incident outside Milton Keynes College in Buckinghamshire this afternoon, with pupils and staff providing first aid to the victim
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Pupils and staff of a college watched on in horror as a boy was stabbed to death.
Police and paramedics rushed to the scene near Milton Keynes College in Buckinghamshire following the incident.
They took over from students and staff who had been providing first aid to the victim, Buckinghamshire Live reported.
Despite the best efforts of doctors, the boy died in hospital.
His next of kin have been informed and specially trained officers are supporting them.
Police have also confirmed an 18-year-old man from Milton Keynes has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
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Parents said that their children were escorted home from the college following the incident.
Police officers were seen scouting the area close to where he was attacked, while a blue tent was erected close to the college grounds.
In a statement, Milton Keynes College said the incident was contained and they were not advised to close the campus.
They said: “We know at this stage that colleagues and students both witnessed the incident and helped to provide emergency first aid, they are being supported by our counseling teams.
“While this incident did not happen on our campus, we do know that the fact it was witnessed by College students will heighten anxiety and feelings of being unsafe.
“We will therefore be increasing leadership presence and security at our Chaffron Way campus next week to help to provide reassurance.”
People who have footage are being urged to send it to the police and not share it online.
Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Andy Shearwood, of the Major Crime Unit, said: “We are carrying out a thorough investigation following this incident at Milton Keynes College.
“My thoughts remain with the family of the victim at this difficult time. They continue to be supported by our officers.
“We are in the early stages of our investigation; however, we are following several significant lines of inquiry.
“A large scene watch remains at the scene of the incident and is likely to remain in place for some time.
“We fully understand that this incident may concern members of the public, and as such, they are likely to see an increased police presence while the investigation continues.
“If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to one of our officers.
“A number of people have already come forward to provide information and I am very grateful to them.
“If anyone else has any information, who hasn’t yet come forward, please contact Thames Valley Police on 101 or through our online reporting quoting reference 43220064415.
“Or if you do not wish to speak to police you can report 100% anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”