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Teenager recovers in hospital after Campillos school scissors stabbing

View of the entrance to the school.
View of the entrance to the school. / FERNANDO TORRES
  • The fast response of the schoolboy's PE teacher saved the pupil's life, according to the provincial health delegate

A 15-year-old boy was recovering in hospital this week after a fellow student stabbed him in the neck with a pair of scissors outside their school in Campillos on Monday. The victim was rushed by helicopter to Antequera hospital where he underwent surgery, before being transferred to Malaga.

The public prosecution department has called for the alleged attacker, also 15, to be admitted to a youth reform centre. The Guardia Civil investigation into a possible case of attempted homicide revealed no initial indications that bullying may have been behind the attack.

The fast actions of staff at the Campillos school, especially PE teacher José Sevilla, saved the boy's life, said the provincial health delegate Carlos Bautista on Tuesday. The victim is said to be recovering well.