Police called to primary school after women ‘filmed brawling in front of kids at picking up time’

The Mirror is reporting that a video has emerged of woman apparently fighting outside a primary school as they collected their children.

Footage appears to show women pulling hair and throwing punches outside Meadowhead Community Infant School and Nursery in Blackburn, Lancs.

Children watched as police arrested five women, including one teenager, following the bust-up on Thursday.

Violence allegedly erupted as parents, some with prams, arrived to collect their children from the school at around 3pm.

Police said five women, aged 22, 46, 23, 18, and 36, had been released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of affray.

The alleged scuffle was filmed by workmen on a nearby building site…

One building contractor, who asked not to be named, branded the parent’s behaviour “disgusting”.

He said: “I heard a commotion, a lot of shouting and screaming coming from the front of the school.

“The scuffling and fighting went on for around three minutes.

“It was pretty disgusting behaviour to see at any time but in front of small children in the middle of the afternoon it was terrible.”…

The school, in Shorrock Lane, has around 230 pupils aged three to seven, and was given a ‘requires improvement’ rating after its last full Ofsted inspection in January 2015.

Headteacher Sue Mellor said: “We would like to reassure parents and the public that the safety of our pupils, parents and staff is of the utmost importance to us and we are working with the police as they investigate this incident…”

More (including the video in question) at: Police called to primary school after women ‘filmed brawling in front of kids at picking up time’


It can’t be easy for a school where this kind of thing is going on between parents. Sad to see.

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