School takes on bouncer af­ter at­tack

Birmingham Post - - NEWS -

A CITY school has em­ployed a bouncer af­ter a punch-up re­sulted in teach­ers be­ing knocked to the floor.

Ninestiles Academy, in Acocks Green, hired a se­cu­rity guard fol­low­ing an in­ci­dent af­ter school last month.

On Novem­ber 26, teach­ers were bun­dled to the ground and kicked as they tried to break up a fra­cas in­volv­ing a group of peo­ple out­side the school gates.

The fight be­gan af­ter school at 3.45pm.

Two staff mem­bers and a stu­dent were left with mi­nor in­juries.

Fol­low­ing the dis­or­der, Ninestiles Academy has had a se­cu­rity guard on pa­trol ever since.

An­drea Stephens, co-head Ninestiles said: “We wrote to all par­ents around four weeks ago to say that we had taken the ini­tia­tive by ar­rang­ing an ad­di­tional se­cu­rity pres­ence at our front en­trance.

“This fol­lowed an in­ci­dent on Novem­ber 26 that in­volved an as­sault by peo­ple from out­side the school.

“This mea­sure adds an­other layer of care and safety to the well­be­ing of our stu­dents as they leave the school.

“We are tak­ing a tough stand on poor be­hav­iour and will not tol­er­ate un­kind or rude be­hav­iour from a very few stu­dents.

“The vast ma­jor­ity of our stu­dents are de­light­ful and well-be­haved young peo­ple, and we know that most par­ents sup­port us in our work to en­sure that the high­est stan­dards of be­hav­iour and wel­fare are in place.

“The wel­fare of our stu­dents and our staff is a key pri­or­ity and this mea­sure pro­vides re­as­sur­ance to our school com­mu­nity.”

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