The violent culture at Rosehill College in Auckland does not change, students say



A student said a gang member Rosehill College came in to hit a teenager on Thursday.

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A student said a gang member Rosehill College came in to hit a teenager on Thursday.

The fighting at Rosehill College in the south of Auckland has increased in size and has become bolder through the years, say students.

It comes after the police in Papakura has been called to the school after an argument with at least 100 people on Thursday afternoon.

According to the police, there are several reports about the fight, but a student said that a gang member came to the school grounds to beat a student.

The 18-year-old senior when she first started, in 2014, were hardly any fights. Now, in her last year, it is getting worse.

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The fight on Thursday involved two adults and at least 100 school students, she said.

The police could be seen inside the school while the students were in lockdown.

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The police could be seen inside the school while the students were in lockdown.

"An adult was Black Power and the other was his neighbor, they met the school to beat a student."

Students struggling against students was one thing, but adults who came to the school were "ridiculous," she said.

"My mother did not want me to go to school today, many of my friends stayed at home.

"It is scary."

Another 17-year-old student said there have been a number of fights in recent months.

"I feel that the level of fighting has changed enormously during my time here."

A number of police officers attended the incident on Thursday, but the alleged parties were dispersed by the time they arrived, Inspector Tony Wakelin said.

Wakelin said the police were aware of a number of different reports about what happened at school.

Officers were looking for the case to establish possible involvement of a person.

. A Rosehill College spokeswoman said that the school would make no "comment" at the moment.

– Stuff


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