School takes on bouncer after attack
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.”