Police Go To 'Fight' At Sheffield School

25 September 2018, 17:26 | Updated: 25 September 2018, 17:28

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South Yorkshire Police were responding to reports of a huge fight.

Police officers have been called to a secondary school following "reports of an altercation between a group of students".

Images and videos on social media appear to show a line of police cars outside Fir Vale School in Sheffield, which said they had to close early following an "incident".

More than 15 police cars, including dog teams, were on the scene, and three ambulances were parked outside a separate entrance to the secondary school.

A police helicopter was also hovering overhead.

A spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Police said on Tuesday: "At around 12.55 this afternoon, police were called to Fir Vale School on Owler Lane, following reports of an altercation between a group of students.

"Officers were deployed and on arrival found that a large number of people had gathered at the gates.

"The crowds have now dispersed and officers remain in the area, liaising with the school."

A notice on the school's website read: "An incident in school has meant we will be closing at 2pm.

"All pupils are safe.

"Any child who should not leave early will be supervised on site in our library."