Councillor Jim Steinke, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Community Safety said:

We are aware of the incident which took place at Fir Vale Academy today.

Following a fight between a group of students there was one minor injury but no serious ones.

We are extremely relieved that the rumours of serious injuries were entirely untrue. Understandably parents who heard those rumours were concerned about what was happening and some of them came to the school.

We will be talking further with the head teacher to find out more about what happened and why. As always, we will work closely with the police at a community level to manage any possible lingering tensions.

The school has informed us that they will be open as normal tomorrow.