A teenage boy was stabbed to death in a lunchtime attack inside a school.
The pupil, who has not been named but is thought to have been a fifth year student, was rushed to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after he was attacked yesterday afternoon.
Posting to Twitter, Aberdeen Police revealed they had launched a murder investigation following the attack.
“An extensive investigation is underway & a 16-year-old male has been detained in relation to the incident & is assisting us with enquiries.”
Chief Inspector Graeme Mackie said:
“This is a shocking and extraordinary incident for Aberdeen and firstly our thoughts are with the family and friends of the boy who has sadly lost his life today.
“A full and thorough enquiry is underway and there will be a police presence in the area for the foreseeable future.
“We are working closely with the education authorities and wider community as I am sure this incident will be felt not only in Aberdeen but much further afield.”
Aberdeen Council said: “It is with shock and sadness that we can confirm that a pupil of Cults Academy has died following an incident at the school earlier today.
“Our heartfelt sympathies are extended to the friends and family.
“We will be providing support to pupils, teachers, parents and the community in the coming days.”