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Shocking footage has been shared that appears to show a school pupil assaulting a fellow student and teacher in a classroom.

The short clip captures a violent incident that took place at the Leeds West Academy in West Yorkshire.

A boy appears to strike a classmate numerous times before a second person tries to break it up and receives several blows to the face, Yorkshire Live reports.

The second individual, who parents say is a teacher at the school, is eventually pushed away by the boy and retreats to the classroom’s door where he shouts for urgent assistance. The video, sent to LeedsLive, shows other children watching on in shock, with some heard gasping and screaming.

A second individual, who parents say is a teacher, tried to break the incident up

Parents took to social media to express disgust and concerns over safety in the school. Leeds West Academy is one of three academies in Leeds owned by White Rose Academies Trust.

A spokeswoman for the Trust said she was “obviously aware” of the incident, but said it was “isolated and very rare”. The Trust told LeedsLive the incident has been reported to the police, and that the trust and the academy would not be providing any further details on the incident.

The spokeswoman said: “This is now a police matter and is being fully investigated. I am unable to provide any further information at this time but the safety of our students and staff is our main priority and we want to ensure that the Police can carry out their investigations fully and without compromise.”

The trust said it was aware of the incident which it called ‘rare’

The Trust also sent a message to all parents and carers of children who are in the same year as the pupils featured in the video. It said: “Dear Parent/Carer, we are sending this message to make you aware of an isolated incident today which academy leaders are fully investigating and which will be dealt with in line with our Behaviour Policy.

“We take a firm stance against all instances of poor behaviour and would like to reassure parents that incidences of this nature are extremely rare and will not be tolerated. Please do not hesitate to contact the academy should you wish to discuss this matter and thank you in advance as always for your support of the work of the academy on our journey to excellence.”

Ofsted, which inspects schools in the UK, said it would not comment on the specific incident at Leeds West Academy, but that complaints relating to the incident and the school would “inform the next inspection”.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “The incident is being investigated by the local safer schools officer, who is continuing to liaise with the school and will take appropriate action.”

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