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Welfare Officer stabbed.

Welfare Officer stabbed.

A 16-year-old schoolgirl has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a welfare officer was stabbed at a secondary school.

The victim, a 61-year-old woman, suffered non-life threatening wounds in the attack at Winterton Community Academy in North Lincolnshire at just before 9am on Monday, Humberside Police said.

In a statement, the force said the schoolgirl, a student at the academy, was being questioned by officers and that pupils did not witness the incident.

The attack happened in a school office while children were in classrooms, according to the Scunthorpe Telegraph. 

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