Staff member attacked at school with two teenage girls arrested

A school staff member has been assaulted after a group came ‘to cause trouble’. 

Two teenagers have been arrested following the incident at King James’s School in Yorkshire yesterday.

None of those involved got inside the building thanks to staff, headteacher Carl Sugden reportedly said in a letter to parents. 

One girl was taken into custody around 3.10pm on suspicion of the alleged assault as well as criminal damage. She has since been released on bail.

Later on Monday, police said they had arrested another girl, 16, on suspicion of affray.

Two other teenage girls were earlier arrested ‘to prevent a breach of the peace’.

But they have now been de-arrested and will be interviewed at a later date. None of those taken into custody were pupils. 

Speaking to parents, Mr Sudgen said a ‘group of young people, who are not connected to King James’s School, came onto the school site with the clear intention of causing trouble’, The Yorkshire Post reports. 

‘Our staff were on hand to stop them, they did not gain access to the building, but unfortunately we needed some police support to remove them’, he continued. 

‘There were a number of police vans on site at the end of school and this caused some disruption to the end of the day.  

‘I can assure you that none of our pupils were involved in this poor behaviour and these young people are not known to us. We will now work with the police to follow this up.’ 

An investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to speak to North Yorkshire Police. 

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