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Rawlett School Bullying

A TAMWORTH School are investigating after a video has emerged online which shows a group of students assault another teenager.

The video shows up to five students assault a teenage boy in the grounds of Rawlett School on Comberford Road in Tamworth.

In the shocking footage which appears to have been recorded on another students mobile phone, punches and kicks rained in on the teenager who was backed in to a corner and was trying to protect himself.

The cowardly behaviour of the students showed them acting in a pack to attack the teenager who was overpowered.

Just as shocking, a group of students could be seen to stand around the vicious assault with no one helping to defend the teenager.

Last night, Rawlett School issued a statement on their Facebook account which read: “Like many of you we are aware of a video circulating on social media filmed at school earlier today.

“Please be assured we were aware of the incident and are taking appropriate action. Tomorrow, Tuesday, we will be talking further with students, parents and the police. Because of this, it would be inappropriate to comment further.”

Staffordshire Police were made aware of the incident last night.  They confirmed that officers were called to the incident but no criminal investigation would be taking place.

A spokesperson for the force said: “We were called to reports of a 15-year-old boy studying at Rawlett High School in Tamworth having been assaulted by several children at around 3:45pm on Monday, September 11.

“Since the report, it has also come to our attention that someone has posted the video onto Facebook.

“The boy attended Sir Robert Peel Hospital to have his injuries checked, although none of the injuries were serious.

“Officers have spoken to the family and the school separately.

“The victim’s wishes for no criminal proceedings have been recorded.  Instead they are happy for the school to deal with the matter internally.

“Therefore no further action will be taken by police.”

The School is currently rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted and their website says:

The Rawlett School is:

  • committed to the development of a positive learning culture, which enables each student to become confident, caring and able to make a positive contribution to society
  • committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people.

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1 COMMENT

  1. I wonder if the idiots involved realise most of Tamworth knows who they? Having to constantly look over their shoulders will be more punishment than the courts would give them. They will not be so tough when they are caught up with ……….. hope someone films it!

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