Boy, 14, arrested after Cardiff pupils hurt by pellets

Cardiff High School, Cyncoed, Cardiff
Image caption Police were called to Cardiff High School on Tuesday afternoon

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested after an alleged pellet gun incident at Cardiff High School in which three pupils were hurt.

South Wales Police said the three suffered minor bruising, and the school said one pupil had been suspended. A fourth pupil was shot at but not hurt.

Officers were called to the school, in the Cyncoed area, on Tuesday afternoon.

The school's head teacher said the matter was being treated in a "in a very serious manner".

A South Wales Police spokesperson said: "A school pupil is alleged to have discharged a BB gun causing minor injuries of bruising to three other school pupils. A 14-year-old boy has been arrested."

In an e-mail to parents, the head teacher, Michael Griffiths, said one pupil had been suspended pending the outcome of investigations by police and the school.

"You may already be aware, as a result of media coverage, that an incident took place at the school yesterday involving the use of some form of pellet gun," he wrote.

Mr Griffiths said in the e-mail it was "reassuring" that the injured pupils "only sustained very minor injuries".

He wrote: "The school is treating the incident in a very serious manner, and will review security measures at the school, as the safety of both pupils and staff is of paramount importance."

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