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Girl, 16, in court over stabbing of school welfare officer

  • Welfare officer Joy Simon was left with punctured lung after school attack
  • Girl, 16, was arrested and appeared in court on attempted murder charge
  • Teenager spoke only to confirm her name. She blew kiss to her parents

A 16-year-old girl has appeared in court charged with attempted murder after a school welfare officer was stabbed.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is charged with attempted murder and carrying without good reason a blade or sharply pointed article on school premises.

As the defendant left the court, she waved at her parents sitting in court and blew them a kiss. 

The schoolgirl is accused of stabbing a welfare officer at Winterton Community Academy, Lincolnshire on Monday

A court heard today she suffered two punctured lungs shortly after the school opened its gates

A court heard today she suffered two punctured lungs shortly after the school opened its gates

Joy Simon, 61, was stabbed at Winterton Community Academy in Winterton, Lincolnshire, on Monday.

The court heard Mrs Simon suffered two punctured lungs and remains in hospital.

The teenager appeared briefly before Grimsby Youth Court and the case was sent to Hull Crown Court due to the serious nature of the offences.

She appeared in the dock with two security officers and spoke only to confirm her personal details during the twenty minute hearing.

No plea was entered or requested from the defendant during the hearing.

District Judge Daniel Curtis said: ‘This is a crime to be sent to the crown court. It is necessary for you to remain in youth detention until Friday.’

The defendant will remain in custody until the next hearing which will take place on Friday September 29 at Hull Crown Court.

She was remanded into youth detention facilities. 

Parents rushed to pick up their children after receiving this text about the incident

Parents rushed to pick up their children after receiving this text about the incident

The stabbing happened at Winterton Community Academy in a village north of Scunthorpe

The stabbing happened at Winterton Community Academy in a village north of Scunthorpe

 

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