A 15-year old boy who took a knife into school and injured a fellow pupil has pleaded guilty to wounding.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested after a student at Beckfoot Thornton School was stabbed in the shoulder in March.

Police were called to what used to be known as Thornton Grammar School on March 29 to reports a student had been injured.

The boy was taken to hospital for further treatment, but the injury was not life-threatening and he returned to school a few days later.

Appearing at Bradford Crown Court today, the court was told the boy had pleaded guilty to Section 20 wounding, which was accepted by the Crown Prosecution Service.

The case will now go to Youth Court for sentencing.

Judge Jonathan Gibson told the boy: “You have pleaded guilty, so I am going to remit your case to the Youth Court to be sentenced.

“It is extremely important you keep any appointments with the youth offending team.”

Both the defence and prosecution reached a joint view the case should go to Youth Court, which Judge Gibson said “seemed sensible”.

Judge Gibson also ordered a Youth Offending Report be completed to assist the court.

The boy was bailed to appear at Youth Court.