Junior high student fatally stabbed at school

A 14-year-old student was fatally stabbed in the stomach with a kitchen knife by another pupil at a junior high school in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A junior high school in Yatomi City reported the stabbing to police shortly after 8 a.m. on Wednesday. The incident took place inside the school.

The student who stabbed the victim was detained by teachers and arrested by police on suspicion of attempted murder.

Police and other sources say he and the victim were the same age and in the same grade.

Investigators say the student who was arrested has confessed to the stabbing.