The headteacher at Cults Academy has spoken for the first time after the murder of a pupil in the school this afternoon.
Headteacher Anna Muirhead was joined by Chief Inspector Graeme Mackie and Gail Gorman, Director of Education and Children’s Services at Aberdeen City Council outside of the academy where the three spoke to the press following the murder of Bailey Gwynne.
The 16-year-old was killed following a serious incident at the school this afternoon, he was rushed to hospital but could not be saved.
The school’s head teacher Anna Muirhead said: “Pupils and staff are in a state of total shock. The boy involved was a very gentle, caring pupil with a lot of friends.
“I think it’s fair to say the whole school community is totally devastated, but at the moment of course our thoughts are with the boy’s family and friends for what they must be going through at this tragic time.”
Police have confirmed that another 16-year-old pupil has now been detained in relation to the incident.
Gayle Gorman of Aberdeen City Council, said: “On behalf of Aberdeen City Council, we extend our condolences to the family and friends of the young man involved.
“In order to support the police investigation, the school will be closed tomorrow and Friday, and we will be offering every support to our pupils, their families and our staff.”