Female student stabbed to death, male student wounded during an incident at a Manchester based college today

A female student was stabbed to death and a male student wounded during an incident at the Catholic College of Mandeville in Williamsfield, Manchester today.

The deceased has been identified as 20 year old Akeilia White, a resident of Hanbury, Manchester.

The incident which happened about midday involved 3 students.

Reports are that a male student inflicted stab wounds to Akeilia and another male student.

The two wounded students were taken to hospital where Akeilia was pronounced dead and the other student admitted.

Akeilia’s mother, Marion White, said her daughter communicated with her up to 11:00 today. 

She said her daughter was intelligent and outspoken. 

Meanwhile, the Education Ministry has expressed sadness at the incident.

In a release this afternoon, Education Minister Fayval Williams said that the loss of a young life is a profound tragedy, and her heart goes out to White’s family and friends.

She committed to providing the necessary support to the affected students, staff, and families during this time of grief. 

Mrs. Williams said the ministry’s grief crisis team is expected to provide psycho-social support to students, staff, and the wider college community.

The Minister will be visiting the college tomorrow in support of the school administration, teachers and students.

Member of Parliament for Manchester Central Rhoda Moy Crawford, has also offered her condolences to White’s family. 

The MP who issued a press release, described the incident as heartbreaking, noting that it sent shockwaves through the school and wider community. 

She said the incident underscores the urgent need for unity in tackling crime and violence.


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