Cwmcarn 'murder plot' pupils excluded from school

Cwmcarn High School 'murder plot' pupils excluded from school

Cwmcarn High School 'murder plot' pupils excluded from school

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TWO teenage girls arrested as part of an alleged murder plot at Cwmcarn High last week have been permanently excluded from the school.

A 15-year-old girl from Newbridge was arrested on suspicion of threats to kill, possession of a bladed article on a school premises and conspiracy to commit murder, while a 14-year-old girl from Risca was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

A spokesman for Caerphilly council said yesterday: “We can confirm that the two pupils have been issued with permanent exclusions and we are currently assessing their needs before recommending appropriate educational provision for each of the girls.”

Gwent Police said they were called to the school before noon last Thursday, following concerns being raised about the behaviour of two pupils.

A statement by police said nobody was harmed as a result of the incident, and the matter was “resolved peacefully”.

It is understood the threat to kill allegation involved maths teacher Alison Cray. It is also understood the girls were arrested after a knife was discovered in a bag.

They have since both been released on police bail until June pending further enquiries.

A statement on Cwmcarn High school’s website, posted a day after the arrests, said: “Please be assured that the concerns were dealt with swiftly. There was no risk to any staff or learner and the relevant support services were contacted as a precautionary measure.

“Cwmcarn High is a caring and safe environment and we are committed to everyone’s safety.”

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12:32pm Tue 6 May 14

Roberta Slack says...

What on earth is this world coming to ?
What on earth is this world coming to ? Roberta Slack
  • Score: 5

2:01pm Tue 6 May 14

Ultimate Worrier says...

I had naturally assumed that they would have been excluded. Quite surprised it has taken until now to be confirmed!

I do wonder however whether there was any genuine intent to commit the act itself. Because of what had been in the news in the days leading up this incident, there could well have been a large amount of "teenage street-cred" building in my opinion. Whether or not they would actually have gone through with it it doubtful for me, but thankfully we never got to find out.
I had naturally assumed that they would have been excluded. Quite surprised it has taken until now to be confirmed! I do wonder however whether there was any genuine intent to commit the act itself. Because of what had been in the news in the days leading up this incident, there could well have been a large amount of "teenage street-cred" building in my opinion. Whether or not they would actually have gone through with it it doubtful for me, but thankfully we never got to find out. Ultimate Worrier
  • Score: 0

4:22pm Tue 6 May 14

irisheyes says...

Parents should be made responsible for their childrens behaviour therefore parents should also have been arrested.It's too easy in this day and age for parents to take no responsibility for their childrens actions !!
Parents should be made responsible for their childrens behaviour therefore parents should also have been arrested.It's too easy in this day and age for parents to take no responsibility for their childrens actions !! irisheyes
  • Score: 3

4:32pm Tue 6 May 14

Goat Man says...

I expect the Risca girl will soon be a pupil at Risca Comp, I bet they're looking forward to that !!
I expect the Risca girl will soon be a pupil at Risca Comp, I bet they're looking forward to that !! Goat Man
  • Score: 3

4:59pm Tue 6 May 14

Bobevans says...

It is encouraging to see at least the Council are being sensible and have overruled the headmistress who wanted the girls back in schools this week. Until this mater is fully investigated it is right that the girls should remain excluded
It is encouraging to see at least the Council are being sensible and have overruled the headmistress who wanted the girls back in schools this week. Until this mater is fully investigated it is right that the girls should remain excluded Bobevans
  • Score: 3

5:33pm Tue 6 May 14

Holly j says...

Actually as cwmcarn is a foundation school the decision was mrs peplinski's and the governors, not the council! Plus the school couldn't of acted any more efficiently in sorting the problem out. It's a fantastic school and my daughter is thriving there .
Actually as cwmcarn is a foundation school the decision was mrs peplinski's and the governors, not the council! Plus the school couldn't of acted any more efficiently in sorting the problem out. It's a fantastic school and my daughter is thriving there . Holly j
  • Score: 2

5:50pm Tue 6 May 14

displayed says...

Good that common sense finally prevails!
Now perhaps the school can finally move on..................
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Good that common sense finally prevails! Now perhaps the school can finally move on.................. . displayed
  • Score: 3

7:53pm Tue 6 May 14

KWILLIAMS27 says...

Goat Man wrote:
I expect the Risca girl will soon be a pupil at Risca Comp, I bet they're looking forward to that !!
What i find strange, is when the situation with asbestos behind us at Cwmcarn. Everyone condemning Risca Comp. because they have had Lock Down. What has Cwmcarn had ? I think is much more serious than a lock down don't you? If the young girl goes to Risca i am sure she will be treated as any other pupil.
[quote][p][bold]Goat Man[/bold] wrote: I expect the Risca girl will soon be a pupil at Risca Comp, I bet they're looking forward to that !![/p][/quote]What i find strange, is when the situation with asbestos behind us at Cwmcarn. Everyone condemning Risca Comp. because they have had Lock Down. What has Cwmcarn had ? I think is much more serious than a lock down don't you? If the young girl goes to Risca i am sure she will be treated as any other pupil. KWILLIAMS27
  • Score: 1

8:27pm Tue 6 May 14

Mike0408 says...

does anyone else think these girls didn't like their teacher?? Perhaps the teacher gave them the WORST punishment of all?? AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION..

now come on, if that's not a good enough reason to kill someone i don't know what is.
does anyone else think these girls didn't like their teacher?? Perhaps the teacher gave them the WORST punishment of all?? AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION.. now come on, if that's not a good enough reason to kill someone i don't know what is. Mike0408
  • Score: -7

8:28pm Tue 6 May 14

Holly j says...

KWILLIAMS27 wrote:
Goat Man wrote:
I expect the Risca girl will soon be a pupil at Risca Comp, I bet they're looking forward to that !!
What i find strange, is when the situation with asbestos behind us at Cwmcarn. Everyone condemning Risca Comp. because they have had Lock Down. What has Cwmcarn had ? I think is much more serious than a lock down don't you? If the young girl goes to Risca i am sure she will be treated as any other pupil.
I can't comment on the lock down at risca as Ive heard nothing about it but the situation with cwmcarn could happen at any school it's the way it's dealt with that matters, Which cwmcarn couldnt have handled better. As I'm sure risca would of too. If she does go to risca let's hope she's learnt the error of her ways
[quote][p][bold]KWILLIAMS27[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Goat Man[/bold] wrote: I expect the Risca girl will soon be a pupil at Risca Comp, I bet they're looking forward to that !![/p][/quote]What i find strange, is when the situation with asbestos behind us at Cwmcarn. Everyone condemning Risca Comp. because they have had Lock Down. What has Cwmcarn had ? I think is much more serious than a lock down don't you? If the young girl goes to Risca i am sure she will be treated as any other pupil.[/p][/quote]I can't comment on the lock down at risca as Ive heard nothing about it but the situation with cwmcarn could happen at any school it's the way it's dealt with that matters, Which cwmcarn couldnt have handled better. As I'm sure risca would of too. If she does go to risca let's hope she's learnt the error of her ways Holly j
  • Score: 1

8:42pm Tue 6 May 14

Mervyn James says...

Bobevans wrote:
It is encouraging to see at least the Council are being sensible and have overruled the headmistress who wanted the girls back in schools this week. Until this mater is fully investigated it is right that the girls should remain excluded
Never mind excluded are the going to be banged up and to take compulsory psychiatric tests ? Are they a danger to themselves and others ?
[quote][p][bold]Bobevans[/bold] wrote: It is encouraging to see at least the Council are being sensible and have overruled the headmistress who wanted the girls back in schools this week. Until this mater is fully investigated it is right that the girls should remain excluded[/p][/quote]Never mind excluded are the going to be banged up and to take compulsory psychiatric tests ? Are they a danger to themselves and others ? Mervyn James
  • Score: 0

10:26pm Tue 6 May 14

Sid Bonkers says...

These kids have a very distorted sense of the real world at a very young age. What's gone wrong here? What sort of adults will they turn in to as they will carry the baggage of this event for many years to come. Parenting or lack of it should be the first thing to be examined.
These kids have a very distorted sense of the real world at a very young age. What's gone wrong here? What sort of adults will they turn in to as they will carry the baggage of this event for many years to come. Parenting or lack of it should be the first thing to be examined. Sid Bonkers
  • Score: 3

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