Two teenage girls who were arrested over an alleged attempt to murder a teacher have been permanently excluded from their school.
The pair are currently out on police bail after being questioned last week over concerns about their behaviour at Cwmcarn High School in South Wales.
The girls, aged 14 and 15, were arrested by police over an alleged murder plot.
The 15-year-old was arrested on suspicion of threats to kill, possession of a weapon on school premises and conspiracy to commit murder. It is believed that a kitchen knife was found in the girl’s school bag.
The 14-year-old was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.
South Wales police said the matter came to light after a member of staff at the school, near Newport, informed them of the alleged plot.
Cwmcarn High School headteacher Jacqui Peplinski said “concerns were dealt with swiftly” and stressed that police were only contacted as a “precautionary measure”.
Just last week a Leeds teacher was murdered by a 15-year-old pupil in her classroom. Ann Maguire, of Corpus Christi Catholic College, was stabbed to death.