Police and school investigate child injured by stone throw

Investigations are underway into a Devon school following a stone-throwing incident that allegedly left another child with a serious eye injury.

An internal investigation was carried out into the incident by the trust that runs Brunel Academy in Torquay Road, Paignton.

The Catch22 Multi-Academies Trust says it is working with investigating police.

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Temporary management support is now in place at the school and further investigation is underway to ensure “the proper procedures were followed”.

A spokesperson for Catch22 said: “Regarding the stone incident, we have completed an investigation into the incident and reported it appropriately.”

It is understood that the stone incident occurred while the students were not at the site and there are allegations that the injured child remained partially blind.

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Catch22 Multi Academies Trust told DevonLive in a statement: “There has been no permanent leadership change at Brunel Academy, but temporary leadership support is in place while we investigate.

“The student involved in the incident with the stone was not involved in any other incidents.

“With respect to the stone incident, we have investigated the incident and reported it appropriately. As a result of this, we are now conducting a further investigation to fully ensure that the procedures appropriate procedures have been followed.

“A police investigation is underway and of course we are fully complying with this. “

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