Inquiry into alleged assault at Otago Girls'

Otago Girls High School. Photo: ODT files
Otago Girls High School. Photo: ODT files
Police are working with staff at Otago Girls’ High School following an alleged assault on school grounds last week.

A parent contacted the Otago Daily Times alleging an incident had occurred involving two pupils at the school last Tuesday, resulting in one pupil being injured.

Acting Senior Sergeant Anthony Bond, of Dunedin, confirmed there had been an incident at the school last Tuesday but declined to give details.

The incident was being dealt with by the school and police youth aid staff, he said.

Principal Linda Miller said she could not comment on individual pupils due to the Privacy Act.

"However, I can confirm that the school takes strong action around bullying and any behaviours that threaten the safety and wellbeing of students in this school.

"All serious matters are escalated to the board of trustees through our disciplinary processes.

"Where appropriate, the New Zealand Police and the Ministry of Education are contacted."







Our journalists are your neighbours

We are the South's eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news.

As our region faces uncharted waters in the wake of a global pandemic, Otago Daily Times continues to bring you local stories that matter.

We employ local journalists and photographers to tell your stories, as other outlets cut local coverage in favour of stories told out of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

You can help us continue to bring you local news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter