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Fulwood primary schoolboy ‘seriously injured’ during assault by fellow pupil

Posted on - 20th May, 2024 - 10:38am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fulwood, Preston News, Sharoe Green
Longsands Community Primary School in Longsands Lane, Fulwood Pic: Google

A police investigation has been launched after an assault at a primary school in Fulwood.

Longsands Community Primary School has issued an update to parents after the incident on Wednesday 15.

Preston Police confirmed to Blog Preston they were made aware of reports of an assault at the school in Longsands Lane, Fulwood, around 9.25am on Thursday – when a report was made to them following the incident on Wednesday.

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A police spokesperson said: “An 11-year-old boy was taken to hospital, and an investigation is underway.”

The child involved has now been released from hospital and the school has suspended the other child understood to be involved.

In an alert message issued to parents, and seen by Blog Preston, headteacher Mrs Caroline Lang, writes: “There was an incident earlier this week which left one of our pupils seriously injured.

“A decision has been made to suspend the pupil that caused this injury whilst further investigations took place.

“I can now confirm that actions have been taken and the pupil in questin will not be returning to school.

“This has been a distressing time for pupils, families and staff, and, as headteacher, I have to put the safety of pupils before everything else.

“This incident is now in the hands of police and school will be assisting their investigation whilst supporting the family of the injured child in whatever ways we can.”

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A spokesman for Lancashire County Council said: “We’re supporting Longsands Community Primary School following an incident that took place at the school on Wednesday 15 May. The incident has been referred to Lancashire Police and an investigation is underway.”

Mrs Lang, who has recently taken up the post of headteacher, also said in the message behavioural policy changes were already being introduced before the incident.

Mrs Lang told Blog Preston: “I would like to reassure parents that we are taking this incident very seriously and reiterate that the safety of pupils and staff is our utmost priority.

“As this incident is being investigated by the police, I am unable to provide any further comment.”

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