A Bradford teacher was stabbed by a student in a row over a mobile phone, fellow pupils have alleged.
Vincent Uzomah, 50, who has been named locally, from Dixons Kings Academy in Bradford is currently in hospital in a stable condition with his family at his bedside after a 14-year-old allegedly knifed him in the stomach. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
Uzomah reportedly had only been teaching at the school for four weeks when he was allegedly attacked by the student before his science lesson began.
The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, allegedly refused to hand in his mobile at the request of teacher, according to the Daily Mail.
"He just got something out of his pocket and stabbed him and ran off," a pupil told the newspaper.
He then stabbed the teacher with a knife before fleeing the school – prompting a manhunt, which later ended with his arrest today in Bradford city centre. He has now been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is being kept in police custody.
Detective superintendent Simon Atkinson, of the Homicide and Major Enquiry team, said: "We have just arrested a 14-year-old male in connection with this offence and he is currently in custody on suspicion of attempted murder.
"There were a number of pupils who witnessed this incident, which took place in a classroom, and they are currently liaising with our specially trained officers who are obviously supporting them at this difficult time," said Atkinson.
"This is believed to be an isolated incident and the police are continuing inquiries to establish the facts.
"I would like to reassure residents and staff that all necessary resources are being deployed to investigate this ongoing and clearly serious incident."