West Midlands Police are investigating an incident where a Muslim schoolgirl was allegedly attacked and beaten up as she was praying at a Birmingham girls’ school.
The teenager was apparently left bruised and bloodied after being attacked by another pupil at Bordesley Green Girls School on Monday 19 March.
A student has since been excluded.
The alleged incident is believed to not have been racially or religiously motivated.
West Midlands Police is currently investigating the incident and has increased patrols outside the school at home time.
Last week, a spokesman for the force said: “Police were alerted by staff at Bordesley Green Girls School on Monday to a fight that had taken place between pupils; the school has taken action and we understand pupils involved were suspended.
“Neighbourhood officers will be patrolling near the school at home time this week in order to provide some reassurance and to deter any trouble.
“Our officers are liaising with the school in order to understand exactly what happened, what injuries were sustained and if police intervention is required.”
Bordesley Green Girls School Headteacher, Judith Woodfield, said in a statement last week: “An incident between a number of pupils occurred at the school last week.
“A pupil was excluded as a result and the police were immediately contacted and made aware of the situation.
“All pupils involved have since returned and are now working hard to prepare for their exams.
“All parents involved were kept fully briefed of the situation and were included at all stages of discussions.”