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Schools issue warning to students after 'altercation' in Grantham

Schools have issued a warning after an 'altercation' reportedly took place between students of two schools in Grantham.

The incident happened near King's School yesterday afternoon and is reported to have involved King's School and Priory Ruskin Academy students.

In a message to parents, King' School head master Simon Pickett and Priory Ruskin Academy headteacher Rachel Wyles said the police had issued a Section 35 order which allows them to disperse people if they are thought to be causing alarm or distress in a public place.

Lincolnshire Police (9286998)
Lincolnshire Police (9286998)

Both schools have asked students not to gather 'needlessly' between home and school following the incident while police say they are increasing their presence in the area this afternoon.

In an email to parents, the schools said: "Further to an altercation in Grantham near The King’s School, the police have requested that schools inform their community that they have issued a Section 35 order. As such, we strongly discourage students from congregating needlessly on their way to and from school.

"As the safeguarding of our students is our utmost priority, I can assure you we are liaising closely with a number of stakeholders, including the police and other schools in Grantham."

Ms Wyles later added: "We are aware of an incident that took place in Grantham yesterday and are currently working on the issue with local schools and the police."

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