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Chris Skelton

Footage of a fight between students at Westlake Girls High School is “highly unusual” the school said.

Police are investigating an alleged assault involving students from a top Auckland school.

The alleged assault happened at Smales Farm bus station on the North Shore, just after school finished on May 12.

It involved students from Westlake Girls High School and was filmed. Stuff has chosen not to publish the footage or any images from it.

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The Smales Farm bus station where an alleged assault between Westlake Girls High students took place.

A school spokesperson said Westlake Girls was aware of the alleged assault and police investigation.

They called it “highly unusual” and said the school was working with the students and families about the situation.

“We don’t wish to comment further as it’s a private matter between the school and these families,” the school spokesperson said.

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Auckland Transport media manager Blake Crayton-Brown said the fight took place at 3.31pm.

“Auckland Transport had a facilities operator on site at the time who promptly spoke to a Westlake Boys teacher who then raised the incident with their counterparts at Westlake Girls.

“Two teachers from Westlake Girls subsequently turned up to the station to talk to the students involved,” Crayton-Brown said.

Police said they were aware of footage circulating and asked the public to stop sharing it.

“We are concerned by the violence shown in the video and ask the community to cease sharing footage any further,” the police spokesperson said.

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