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First photo of boy, 15, 'stabbed to death' outside school as suspect arrested

The first photo of a 15-year-old boy who was allegedly stabbed to death outside his school has been released. Khayri Khayri Mclean died at the gates of North Huddersfield Trust School, in Huddersfield, on Wednesday afternoon.

Emergency services rushed the youngster to Leeds General Infirmary, but doctors were unable to save him. Police have since arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of murder.

He was detained by officers at a property in the Bradley area of Huddersfield at roughly 5am today (Thursday), the Mirror reports. In the wake of the tragedy, Khayri's girlfriend has set up a GoFundMe page to support his family and give the teen "the best send off".

She wrote: "Hi, my name is Shyana I am Khayri's girlfriend as you all know such a wonderful boy lost his life yesterday, he was only 15 years old that lived a good life but a shame it got took so quick. To get a little support for the family I am trying to raise money to give him the best send off."

Police at the scene. (Huddersfield Examiner)

Others took to social media to pay tribute to the youngster as they wrote "RIP Khy".

Another said: "I can’t imagine saying goodbye to my child in the morning and then after school. I’m lost for words. This hurts. RIP Khayri."

While a third wrote: "Such a terrible tragedy happened to a young boy. My heart goes out to Khayri’s family."

In a statement West Yorkshire Police said: "The youth was arrested at an address in Huddersfield shortly before 5am this morning in connection with the incident in Woodhouse Hill, Fartown, yesterday afternoon.

"He remains in custody and enquiries are ongoing led by detectives from West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team."

Now staff and students are being offered specialist support instead of lessons. North Huddersfield Trust headteacher, Andrew Fell, paid tribute to the victim and described him as a "wonderful student".

Cards and floral tributes have been left at the scene. (Lee McLean/SWNS)

He said: "Our deepest sympathies go out to the pupil's family and friends who must feel, as we do, completely devastated. They have lost a loved one and we have lost a wonderful student from our school community."

In an official statement from the school, the incident was described as "truly shocking for our pupils, your children and our staff". Parents were told school would not open until 10.30am on Thursday and would only be open to offer support to students following the tragic incident.

Mr Fell confirmed a staff briefing would take place on Thursday morning about access to support services for anyone who needs it in the community.

Afiya Mahmood, 39, who lives opposite the school, said she was working from home when she got a message from her husband about the incident. She said: "It must have been about half an hour after the incident had happened.

The boy was pronounced dead at a major trauma unit in Leeds. (Huddersfield Examiner)

"I hadn't heard anything but I ran up to see what happened. I could see the boy from the window, and the paramedics working on the child."

She added: "There were a lot of paramedics, about 15 or 20, or that's what it felt like anyway. Then they took him away.

"It's very overwhelming, distressing. It's shocking, it's just a young boy isn't it."

A police cordon blocking the pavement on a section of Woodhouse Hill was in place this morning.

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