Shocking Footage Of Violent School Brawl As Teacher Forced To Step In
Footage has emerged of a violent brawl among students at a school south-east of Melbourne where a teacher was forced to intervene.
10 News First has obtained video that appears to show a member of staff pinning a student to the ground as he attempts to break up the fight at Berwick Secondary College on Tuesday.
The pair are seen surrounded by other students in a courtyard, before several students and teachers step in to drag them apart.
It has been reported the school's Vice-Principal was involved and appeared to hold the student in a headlock, but this has not been confirmed.
A spokesperson for Victoria Police told 10 daily a member of staff who attempted to break up the fight was assaulted and suffered minor injuries.
Officers were called to an "affray" at a college in the suburb of Berwick on Tuesday afternoon, police said in a statement.
It's believed between 15 and 20 students were involved in the brawl at the Manuka Road campus between 1:30 and 2pm.
Police arrested three boys at the school, aged between 14 and 16, but have released them pending summons.
A 17-year-old student who also received minor injuries was taken to hospital but has since been discharged.
A statement provided by the Victorian Education Department, on behalf of principal Kerri Bolch, confirmed the "altercation" between students took place and forced the school into lockdown.
“We do not tolerate this type of behaviour at our school and it does not reflect the values of the overwhelming majority of our students," it said.
“This matter has been reported to Victoria Police and we will assist them with their inquiries."
The Department is expected to release an updated statement later on Thursday.
A police investigation into the incident is ongoing.
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