UPDATE: Headteacher reacts after Lewisham school teen 'stabbing'

Lewisham school reported stabbing leaves teen in hospital

Lewisham school reported stabbing leaves teen in hospital

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A Lewisham headteacher says he is taking the reported 'stabbing' of a 14-year-old pupil "very seriously".

Three teens have been bailed after the victim received a "stab or puncture wound" to his leg and was taken to hospital on April 30.

London Ambulance Service (LAS) were called to Prendergast Vale College, formerly Lewisham Bridge School, in Elmira Street, to reports of a stabbing at around 3pm.

Headteacher Paul O’Neill said: “The safety of pupils at our school is our utmost priority and we are taking this matter very seriously.

"We are working closely with the police as they conduct their investigations and to ensure the continued safety of our school community.”

LAS sent one ambulance crew to the scene and treated the teenager who was taken as a priority to hospital.

A Met spokesman says the victim had a "stab or puncture wound" to his leg and two 14-year-old boys and a 14-year-old girl were arrested in connection with the incident. They were bailed until mid-June pending further enquiries.

An LAS spokeswoman said: “We were called just before 3pm to reports of a stabbing.

“We sent one ambulance crew to the scene and our staff treated one patient, reported to be a teenage boy. He was taken to hospital as a priority.”

A Met spokesman added the boy was not believed to have been seriously injured.

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2:07pm Thu 1 May 14

white rabbit9 says...

Nothing new.
Nothing new. white rabbit9
  • Score: -30

2:10pm Thu 1 May 14

PaulErith says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
Nothing new.
Agreed, but how sad a detriment on society that we read something like this, and aren't even shocked these days.
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: Nothing new.[/p][/quote]Agreed, but how sad a detriment on society that we read something like this, and aren't even shocked these days. PaulErith
  • Score: 47

2:36pm Thu 1 May 14

sarfflondonbird says...

Well, who would have thought it eh? in a London Borough. Lucky they caught who did it, no doubt though, not a lot will be done against the perps. They are of juvenile age no doubt. Juvenile in mentality as well.
Well, who would have thought it eh? in a London Borough. Lucky they caught who did it, no doubt though, not a lot will be done against the perps. They are of juvenile age no doubt. Juvenile in mentality as well. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: -29

2:49pm Thu 1 May 14

ElsieH says...

Hope they are punished before we have another incident like the one in Leeds. Time for tough action!
Hope they are punished before we have another incident like the one in Leeds. Time for tough action! ElsieH
  • Score: 42

4:22pm Thu 1 May 14

kentlad says...

ElsieH wrote:
Hope they are punished before we have another incident like the one in Leeds. Time for tough action!
Couldn't agree more. lewisham has always been full of ganster wannabes and unfortunately I can't see it will ever change it's culture now.
[quote][p][bold]ElsieH[/bold] wrote: Hope they are punished before we have another incident like the one in Leeds. Time for tough action![/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. lewisham has always been full of ganster wannabes and unfortunately I can't see it will ever change it's culture now. kentlad
  • Score: 41

6:41pm Thu 1 May 14

molsey says...

If a prison sentence was automatic/mandatory for carrying a knife, things would change.
If a prison sentence was automatic/mandatory for carrying a knife, things would change. molsey
  • Score: 42

8:29am Fri 2 May 14

shabina says...

how terrible, you say good bye, have a good day to your teenager in the morning... not thinking today they could be nearly killed / killed at school. i am petrified to let my teenager out in his free time, due to the fact i knew the boy that was killed in thornton heath in the honey trap murder, a few years ago. yes i am wrong as he needs his freedom, but on the other hand i am so scared something will happen to him.
how terrible, you say good bye, have a good day to your teenager in the morning... not thinking today they could be nearly killed / killed at school. i am petrified to let my teenager out in his free time, due to the fact i knew the boy that was killed in thornton heath in the honey trap murder, a few years ago. yes i am wrong as he needs his freedom, but on the other hand i am so scared something will happen to him. shabina
  • Score: 36

10:33am Fri 2 May 14

cupidstunt1976 says...

its why people should vote for alternative political parties instead of the same liars and cheats
its why people should vote for alternative political parties instead of the same liars and cheats cupidstunt1976
  • Score: -324

3:08pm Fri 2 May 14

Gypo.Joe says...

cupidstunt1976 wrote:
its why people should vote for alternative political parties instead of the same liars and cheats
What the Green Party ?

No fanks !
[quote][p][bold]cupidstunt1976[/bold] wrote: its why people should vote for alternative political parties instead of the same liars and cheats[/p][/quote]What the Green Party ? No fanks ! Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 50

9:44pm Fri 2 May 14

divaandglam says...

It was my son that was injured at this school(I refuse to say stabbed). Its sad what society is turning into today. I was due to pick my son up at 4 but received that dredded phone call after 3pm. I dont wish this on my worst enermy, jit it was the worst feeling in the world not knowing how serious my sons injuries were but thank God it wasnt serious. So much needs to be to deal with these troubled kids harmjng innocent chilhdren, I pray the government wakes up to how serious this is and act fast
It was my son that was injured at this school(I refuse to say stabbed). Its sad what society is turning into today. I was due to pick my son up at 4 but received that dredded phone call after 3pm. I dont wish this on my worst enermy, jit it was the worst feeling in the world not knowing how serious my sons injuries were but thank God it wasnt serious. So much needs to be to deal with these troubled kids harmjng innocent chilhdren, I pray the government wakes up to how serious this is and act fast divaandglam
  • Score: 79

3:06pm Sat 3 May 14

sarfflondonbird says...

divaandglam wrote:
It was my son that was injured at this school(I refuse to say stabbed). Its sad what society is turning into today. I was due to pick my son up at 4 but received that dredded phone call after 3pm. I dont wish this on my worst enermy, jit it was the worst feeling in the world not knowing how serious my sons injuries were but thank God it wasnt serious. So much needs to be to deal with these troubled kids harmjng innocent chilhdren, I pray the government wakes up to how serious this is and act fast
Hope your son is recovering well, and also hope that you are ok too.
[quote][p][bold]divaandglam[/bold] wrote: It was my son that was injured at this school(I refuse to say stabbed). Its sad what society is turning into today. I was due to pick my son up at 4 but received that dredded phone call after 3pm. I dont wish this on my worst enermy, jit it was the worst feeling in the world not knowing how serious my sons injuries were but thank God it wasnt serious. So much needs to be to deal with these troubled kids harmjng innocent chilhdren, I pray the government wakes up to how serious this is and act fast[/p][/quote]Hope your son is recovering well, and also hope that you are ok too. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: 61

3:36pm Sat 3 May 14

shabina says...

yes, i hope that too ... was going to write that earlier but was on the iphone and it did not want to send.
yes, i hope that too ... was going to write that earlier but was on the iphone and it did not want to send. shabina
  • Score: 16

9:34pm Sat 3 May 14

ALizzyB says...

divaandglam wrote:
It was my son that was injured at this school(I refuse to say stabbed). Its sad what society is turning into today. I was due to pick my son up at 4 but received that dredded phone call after 3pm. I dont wish this on my worst enermy, jit it was the worst feeling in the world not knowing how serious my sons injuries were but thank God it wasnt serious. So much needs to be to deal with these troubled kids harmjng innocent chilhdren, I pray the government wakes up to how serious this is and act fast
Good to hear that your son's injuries weren't too serious. My son's at the same school. Are you part of the FOPV parent's group? Did you know that there's a meeting on Wednesday evening? I'd love to hear what you have to say about how the school handled things and whether or not there's an ongoing problem. I do trust the school to deal with it sensibly. Would love to hear what you think.
[quote][p][bold]divaandglam[/bold] wrote: It was my son that was injured at this school(I refuse to say stabbed). Its sad what society is turning into today. I was due to pick my son up at 4 but received that dredded phone call after 3pm. I dont wish this on my worst enermy, jit it was the worst feeling in the world not knowing how serious my sons injuries were but thank God it wasnt serious. So much needs to be to deal with these troubled kids harmjng innocent chilhdren, I pray the government wakes up to how serious this is and act fast[/p][/quote]Good to hear that your son's injuries weren't too serious. My son's at the same school. Are you part of the FOPV parent's group? Did you know that there's a meeting on Wednesday evening? I'd love to hear what you have to say about how the school handled things and whether or not there's an ongoing problem. I do trust the school to deal with it sensibly. Would love to hear what you think. ALizzyB
  • Score: 20

10:02am Sun 4 May 14

reasonable75 says...

molsey wrote:
If a prison sentence was automatic/mandatory for carrying a knife, things would change.
Bear in mind this is Lewisham, where certain councillors provide free text alerts to "youths" warning when police are in a specific area so they can avoid being searched

And of course stopping & searching for knives without warning violates their human rights
[quote][p][bold]molsey[/bold] wrote: If a prison sentence was automatic/mandatory for carrying a knife, things would change.[/p][/quote]Bear in mind this is Lewisham, where certain councillors provide free text alerts to "youths" warning when police are in a specific area so they can avoid being searched And of course stopping & searching for knives without warning violates their human rights reasonable75
  • Score: 28

3:18pm Mon 5 May 14

mouthalmighty says...

I went to this school in the 60's. The only sighting of violence was by the teachers in the form of the cane or ruler. I got the ruler once,, for getting a sum wrong, but some kids got the cane on a regular basis in front of the whole class. Thankfully, this 'violence' did not lead to more violence. We knew the difference between vindictiveness and encouragement to learn.
I went to this school in the 60's. The only sighting of violence was by the teachers in the form of the cane or ruler. I got the ruler once,, for getting a sum wrong, but some kids got the cane on a regular basis in front of the whole class. Thankfully, this 'violence' did not lead to more violence. We knew the difference between vindictiveness and encouragement to learn. mouthalmighty
  • Score: 12

8:44pm Sat 10 May 14

dewanfr says...

This school should be ashamed to let the situation become so bad that one pupils in their care has been injured and three others arrested. Where was your duty of care and safeguarding? What is wrong with your Behavioural and Pastoral support?
Two years ago Ofsted reported that Prendergast Vale 'requires improvement'. It sure does!
My thoughts and best wishes go out to the parents and children at the heart of this incident and hope that they will finally be receiving some belated support. The children and parents of Lewisham deserve better.
This school should be ashamed to let the situation become so bad that one pupils in their care has been injured and three others arrested. Where was your duty of care and safeguarding? What is wrong with your Behavioural and Pastoral support? Two years ago Ofsted reported that Prendergast Vale 'requires improvement'. It sure does! My thoughts and best wishes go out to the parents and children at the heart of this incident and hope that they will finally be receiving some belated support. The children and parents of Lewisham deserve better. dewanfr
  • Score: 3

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