Three teenage girls, two as young as 14, have been rushed to hospital following a serious incident at Derby College.
Emergency services were called to the Hudson Building, in Locomotive Way, Pride Park, on Tuesday afternoon after reports of an assault.
At the scene paramedics found a 14-year-old girl with injuries to her abdomen, Derbyshire Live reports.
She was taken to hospital, where she remains in a stable condition.
A 16-year-old and another 14-year-old girl were also found with injuries and were subsequently taken to A&E for treatment.
Three 16-year-old girls and a 15-year-old girl have been arrested.
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The incident had been rumoured to be a stabbing on social media, but neither Derby College nor Derbyshire Constabulary have described it as such.
A spokesperson for Derby College said: "We can confirm that there has been an incident at the Hudson Building in Pride Park on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, which is currently the subject of a police investigation.
"We understand that this is an isolated incident and any staff and students who have been affected are being supported by our pastoral teams."
A spokesperson for Derbyshire Constabulary confirmed details about what happened.
"We were called to reports of an assault at Locomotive Way in Derby at around 1pm yesterday, Tuesday, November 24," she told Derbyshire Live.
"A 14-year-old girl was taken to hospital suffering injuries to her abdomen, where she remains in a stable condition, and a 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl also attended A&E for injuries.
"Three 16-year-old girls and a 15-year-old girl have all been arrested.
"Officers are not looking for anyone else in connection to the incident and there has been an increased police presence in the area to offer reassurance to the community.
"We would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or with any information. If you think you could help please contact us on the non-emergency contact methods below."
This can be done in a number of ways, while quoting reference 20*622320:
- Sending a private message to the Derbyshire Constabulary Facebook page
- Sending a direct message to the contact centre on Twitter at @DerPolContact
- Completing the online contact form on the Derbyshire Constabulary website at http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us
- Phoning the police on the non-emergency 101 number
- You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
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