A suspected stabbing took place near Oaklands College’s Smallford campus in St Albans this afternoon (Monday, October 9).
Police and paramedics were called to the Hatfield Road site, backed up by the police helicopter and air ambulance.
A spokesperson for Oaklands College, which is in Hatfield Road, said: “We are aware of an incident that has occurred outside our St Albans campus today. Please be assured that we are supporting our students and college community in this matter.”
Parents and students expressed their shock on the college’s Facebook page.
Frances McHugh said: “My daughter has said that some are regularly bringing weapons in. Is the college safe? Where’s the imaginary safeguarding team?”
Andrew Powell commented: “This is absolutely shocking news. I actually can’t believe this has happened. Thoughts to all involved. What’s wrong with the world?”
Charmaine Sewell added: “What are Oaklands going to put in place to keep students safe? This is really worrying.”
Rachel Cane said: “Not the first time this has happened. Last week, my daughter’s friend was threatened with a knife!”
A spokesperson for Herts Police said: “Police were called at around 3.41pm on Monday, October 9, to report a disturbance on Hatfield Road, St Albans.
“Officers have attended along with other emergency services. Two people are believed to have been injured and have sustained suspected stab wounds. Enquiries continue.
“Anyone with information can report it online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in our Force Communications Room via our online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101. Quote ISR 584 (09/10/23).”