A 16-year-old boy has been detained by police after he stabbed a 14-year-old schoolmate at Nordstjerneskolen in Helsinge.
The 14-year-old victim suffered what were described as “superficial wounds” in a statement released by Gribskov Municipality.
“According to the information we have received, this is a very serious and unhappy case,” said spokesperson Steffen Bohni. “We are investigating thoroughly and working with North Zealand Police.
Bohni said the incident between the two boys, who were described as close friends, occurred on Wednesday morning when the 16-year-old stabbed the younger boy in the arm in front of two other students. The attacked seemed to be based on a disagreement over a cola.
“I understand that the incident occurred when one boy took a cola from the other. There is nothing to suggest that it was planned,” Bohni told BT.
The 14-year-old was not seriously injured. Teachers have been discussing the incident with students and the school day has continued.
Gribskov Municipality has contacted the parents of the children involved and notified the parents of the school’s other students.
Bohni said that the municipality will investigate how the boy managed to get the knife into the school and whether changes in security are needed.