Teenage girl in court charged with attempted murder of three people at school

Teenage girl in court charged with attempted murder of three people at school

A teenage girl charged with the attempted murder of three people at a school in Carmarthenshire has appeared in court.

Ysgol Dyffryn Aman in the town of Ammanford went into lockdown for several hours after the alleged incident on 24 April.

Two teachers and a pupil were treated for stab wounds, although Dyfed-Powys Police later confirmed their injuries were not life-threatening.

The comprehensive school in the town of Ammanford has around 1,500 pupils between the ages of 11 and 18.

The day after the incident, the school was shut so that police could carry out their investigation.

In the aftermath of the incident, headteacher James Durbridge said all those affected would be provided with wellbeing support.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared via video link at a short hearing at Swansea Crown Court on Friday.

She faces three counts of attempted murder and a further charge of “possession of a bladed article on a school premises.”

His Honor Judge Walters confirmed 30 September as the provision trial date and listed it for up to three weeks.

The defendant will next appear in court on August 12.