After a 15-year-old kid was fatally stabbed outside a school in Huddersfield, a murder inquiry has been opened.

On Wednesday afternoon, the kid was attacked outside the entrance to North Huddersfield Trust School.

According to West Yorkshire Police, the incident was reported at 14:54 BST. The kid was sent to Leeds General Infirmary, where he eventually passed away.

The killing, according to Det Supt Marc Bowes, was an “extremely needless loss of a young life.”

The event on Woodhouse Hill in Fartown occurred just after the school day had ended. The school has roughly 900 students enrolled.

The area right outside the school drive is still behind a cordon, and police have stated that forensic investigations and specialized searches will be conducted.

“We will be conducting comprehensive investigations to discover the exact facts surrounding this occurrence that has resulted in the extremely tragic death of a young life,” Det Supt. Bowes said.

He stated that he was aware that there would be “shock and fear” in the neighborhood and that more police would be sent out to calm locals.

While a number of witnesses to the actual event have already been identified, he continued, “We would still like to hear from anyone who has any information that might assist the investigation.”