Wales School Shut Down After Stabbing Leaves Three Injured

Wales School Shut Down After Stabbing Leaves Three Injured (1)
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London (Parliament News) – Amman Valley School in south-west Wales closes after three were wounded in a stabbing incident; one person was arrested. Authorities urge restraint on social media as investigations continue. The community was shocked by the tragedy.

A school in south-west Wales has been shut down after three people were wounded in an incident and one individual was arrested, police have stated. Dyfed-Powys police stated in a statement they were not peeking for anyone else in linkage with the incident at Amman Valley School in Ammanford.

What Prompted the Closure of Amman Valley School?

According to the Guardian, Emergency services stay at the location and the school has been locked while the investigations continue. Air Ambulance helicopters were informed to be present. Local reports stated that the victims were injured by stabbing and that among those impaired was at least one member of staff.

The first minister of Wales, Vaughan Gething, stated on X that he was stunned by the serious incident. “A deeply worrying time for the school, families and community. Diolch (Thank you) to first responders,” he added.

How did Rishi Sunak React to the Incident?

The UK prime minister, Rishi Sunak, conveyed shock over the incident. Sunak, who is in Berlin, Germany, published on X: “Shocked at the news emerging from Ammanford today. I want to thank the police and emergency services for their ongoing response and my thoughts are with all those affected.”

The home secretary, James Cleverly, expressed his thoughts with the people affected. Cleverly, who is in Lampedusa, southern Italy, said: “I am being kept informed about the circumstances in Ammanford, Wales. My thoughts are with the school and all those affected. I want to thank the police & emergency service for their continued response. They must be given the space to carry out their investigations.”

What Measures Are Authorities Taking Amidst Investigations?

Dyfed-Powys police stated in a statement: “Dyfed-Powys police is dealing with a happening at Amman Valley school. Three people have been injured and are acquiring treatment. One person has been apprehended and we are not looking for anyone else in link with this incident. Emergency services remain at the scene and the school has been locked while investigations continue.

“We are operating closely with the school and Carmarthenshire County Council. We are aware that there is footage of the incident presently circulating on social media. We would ask that this be removed to bypass contempt of court and distress to those affected. We would request people not to speculate while there is a police investigation ongoing.”

What Do Social Media Posts Reveal About the Incident?

Social media posts from the scene indicated a heavy police presence as well as a large number of people remaining outside the school gates. Other footage revealed the air ambulance helicopters taking off from the school grounds.

Amman Valley School, also known as Ysgol Dyffryn Aman, is a bilingual and mixed-gender comprehensive school with about 2,000 students. It is known for the wearing prowess of its alumni, who include the Welsh rugby international Shane Williams, the English rugby international Harry Randall, and Hannah Jones and Jac Morgan, two captains of Wales rugby teams.

Daniele Naddei

Daniele Naddei is a journalist at Parliament News covering European affairs, was born in Naples on April 8, 1991. He also serves as the Director of the CentroSud24 newspaper. During the period from 2010 to 2013, Naddei completed an internship at the esteemed local radio station Radio Club 91. Subsequently, he became the author of a weekly magazine published by the Italian Volleyball Federation of Campania (FIPAV Campania), which led to his registration in the professional order of Journalists of Campania in early 2014, listed under publicists. From 2013 to 2018, he worked as a freelance photojournalist and cameraman for external services for Rai and various local entities, including TeleCapri, CapriEvent, and TLA. Additionally, between 2014 and 2017, Naddei collaborated full-time with various newspapers in Campania, both in print and online. During this period, he also resumed his role as Editor-in-Chief at Radio Club 91.
Naddei is actively involved as a press officer for several companies and is responsible for editing cultural and social events in the city through his association with the Medea Fattoria Sociale. This experience continued until 2021. Throughout these years, he hosted or collaborated on football sports programs for various local broadcasters, including TLA, TvLuna, TeleCapri, Radio Stonata, Radio Amore, and Radio Antenna Uno.
From 2016 to 2018, Naddei was employed as an editor at newspapers of national interest within the circuit, including Internazionale24, Salute24, and OggiScuola. Since 2019, Naddei has been one of the creators of the Rabona television program "Calcio è Passione," which has been broadcast on TeleCapri Sport since 2023.