The BBC is reporting that police have said three teenage girls broke into a Plymouth school and attacked a female pupil.
The attack “spilled over from external incidents on a neighbourhood estate”, a letter from Notre Dame School read.
Staff “intervened in the fight” and the student was left “shocked and bruised”, head teacher Katherine White told parents.
Devon and Cornwall Police are investigating and school security has been increased for pupils’ protection.
Mrs White’s letter, dated Thursday 3 December, read: “Your daughters and sons may have told you about a serious incident that happened yesterday lunchtime in school.”
“Three teenage female intruders came on to our site to find a particular year 11 Notre Dame student. One of the intruders physically assaulted that student just outside the basketball courts.”
Mrs White said the school was “investigating the involvement of any Notre Dame student who may have instigated this recent aggression.”
In a statement she told the BBC: “We have increased security measures for the protection of our pupils; in the short term this means locked gates with staff in attendance. We will be taking advice on further long term security measures this week…”
This is the second or third alleged incident in just the past few weeks where students have been attacked on a school site by people who have no right to be there.
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