Police speak to school after fight in Southsea play park

PCSOs and police officers around Priory School this afternoon
PCSOs and police officers around Priory School this afternoon
The incident took place at a school in Southampton.

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POLICE have spoken to a school after two teenagers had a fight in a children’s play park.

A crowd of students watched as the punch-up took place in Orchard Park, off Orchard Road, Southsea, on Tuesday at about 3.20pm.

Police confirmed they have been speaking to Priory School, in Fawcett Road, about the incident and this afternoon drafted in extra PCSOs and PCs to patrol the area.

A spokesperson for the school said: ‘This incident [on Tuesday] involved two students and was little more than a disagreement. It is completely wrong, unhelpful and mischief-making of the worst kind to suggest it was anything more. The situation was quickly resolved, neither was hurt and they remain friends. Both students have exemplary behaviour records and have returned to school with no concerns today.

‘In our latest Ofsted report, inspectors rated personal development, behaviour and welfare at the school as Good, and praised the school’s behaviour for learning policy as effective and creating a positive culture.’