War­dens ease dan­ger­ous sit­u­a­tion at school so­cial

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

The quick think­ing of a Toko­roa High School teacher and the school’s Cook Is­land war­dens de­fused a sit­u­a­tion last week that could have been far worse.

Dur­ing the school’s so­cial Toko­roa po­lice were called at about 9pm af­ter two ex­cluded stu­dents with weapons were seen on the school grounds.

Toko­roa High School princi- pal Wil­liam Ford said: ‘‘There were two ex stu­dents who came in on the school grounds . . . Some stu­dents in­side (the so­cial) said they didn’t feel safe.’’

Mr Ford said two Cook Is­land war­dens came across the two youths on a rou­tine pa­trol of the school grounds.

‘‘ They were do­ing their se­cu­rity and they came across the two boys and they said that one had a ham­mer and one had a knife and they asked them to leave.’’

When they re­fused to leave, the two war­dens re­ported it back to the on-duty teacher who no­ti­fied the po­lice.

The two youths left the school grounds af­ter be­ing told the po­lice had been called.

Mr Ford said the same boys were in­volved in an al­ter­ca­tion with an­other stu­dent the day be­fore.

Se­nior Sergeant Graeme Hill, of Toko­roa po­lice, said no one was as­saulted and no ar­rests were made.

Mr Hill con­firmed that the in­ci­dent was a fol­low-on from an­other in­ci­dent the day be­fore. ‘‘The po­lice’s in­volve­ment was min­i­mal,’’ he said.

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