Horrifying vision emerges of girls brawling at school
Ugly schoolyard brawls, triggered by claims of racism, have erupted at a school in Melbourne’s outer north west.
Neil Mitchell was alerted to the ugly incident this week.
The mother of one of the girls involved told 3AW her 14-year-old daughter was left battered and bruised after being targeted by older students at Staughton College in Melton on Wednesday.
“She just wants to get her education on the way,” Kristy Hartson said.
Police say they are aware of an assault and they are investigating.
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Ms Hartson claims there have been numerous fights inside the school property.
She said it’s not the first time and believes another fight is planned today.
“I’m reaching out for help anywhere and everywhere,” she said.
“This has affected my daughter, my family’s life.”
Staughton College Principal David Lord released the following statement:
“There was an altercation between two students at our school earlier this week but I am unable to comment as it is currently under police investigation.
“I will say that there is no place for bullying or aggressive and threatening behaviour in our school and this incident does not reflect our values.
“The school has implemented a number of initiatives to reduce and respond to bullying.
“This includes assemblies where principal class staff have addressed students at each of the sub schools regarding respectful behaviour as well as the introduction of the school wide positive behaviour support program – a whole-school evidence-based approach to promoting improved behaviour at school.
“The school also regularly invites expert agencies to speak to students about bullying, health and wellbeing.”
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