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Three people hurt and one arrested during ‘major incident’ at school in Ammanford in West Wales



Three people have been injured in a “major incident” at a school in West Wales.

Ysgol Dyffryn Aman in Carmarthenshire has been closed as investigations continue, Dyfed-Powys Police said.

Those injured were said to be receiving treatment, as local media reports showed images of two air ambulances on site.

One person has been arrested and police say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Emergency services remain at the scene and the force said it is working closely with the school and Carmarthenshire County Council.

A spokesperson said: “We are aware that there is footage of the incident currently circulating on social media.

“We would ask that this is removed to avoid contempt of court and distress to those affected.”

Police have asked people not to speculate as the investigation is ongoing.

The comprehensive school in the town of Ammanford has about 2,000 pupils.

Police did not give the ages of those hurt or of the person who has been detained.

‘Deeply worrying’

Councillor Rob James, who represents Lliedi ward, said: “My thoughts are with the headteacher, teaching staff, parents and pupils of Ysgol Dyffryn Aman after today’s major incident.

“I have been in contact with Carmarthenshire Council and will provide any support I can to the school during this difficult time.”

First minister Vaughan Gething said he was “shocked to hear” about the incident, adding it was “a deeply worrying time for the school, families and community”.

Prime minister Rishi Sunak expressed his “shock” at the news.

“I want to thank the police and emergency services for their ongoing response and my thoughts are with all those affected,” he said.

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In an interview with WalesOnline, Councillor Karen Davies – a LEA governor at the school – said she had been told the incident involved a stabbing.

“I have been told someone has been arrested and that two members of staff have been stabbed, but have no confirmation on how serious the injuries are,” she told the news website.

“I send my thoughts to those injured and all the people there. I know how well the school rehearsed lockdown and I am sure everything is under control.”

Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Andrew RT Davies, described the incident as “violent” and said it was “deeply sad and distressing”.

Adam Price, Senedd member for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, said: “As we wait for more information to be released, my thoughts, like the rest of us, are with the school’s community.”

Sky News has contacted the Welsh Ambulance Service and Wales Air Ambulance for statements.

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