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Police called after school brawl breaks out between pupils

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Police called after school brawl breaks out between pupils thumbnailPSNI officers were called to Holy Cross College, Strabane, yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon after reports of a fight breaking out between pupils.

POLICE Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) officers were called to an incident which occurred at Holy Cross College, Melmount Road, Strabane yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon.

It is understood that a fight broke out between a number of school pupils during lunchtime in the canteen and the PSNI were called to attend.

Confirming the incident, a PSNI spokesperson said: "Police are currently in attendance at the report of an altercation involving a number of pupils at a school in the Melmount Road area of Strabane.

"All parents of the pupils have been contacted. No serious injuries have been reported at this stage."

In the statement, a spokesperson from the PSNI confirmed that parents of the pupils had been contacted and informed of the incident.

Describing the incident as 'concerning', Alliance party candidate for West Tyrone, Stephen Donnelly, said: "Obviously it's very concerning to hear reports of injuries to both staff and students, but details of what happened are very thin on the ground at the moment. I just hope everyone is ok."

Sinn Fein West Tyrone Assembly candidate, Michaela Boyle, also commented on the incident.

"An investigation will be undertaken to find out exactly what has happened," she said.

"I was very concerned to hear about it as I'm sure you all were. This is an unfortunate isolated event- Holy Cross is a fantastic school - the safety of pupils and staff is paramount."

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