UPDATE: Four arrested after axe brandished in fight at Sir George Monoux College in Walthamstow

Sir George Monoux College

Sir George Monoux College

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East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

Four men were arrested after an axe was brandished in a fight at a college yesterday.

No-one was injured after police arrested a 19-year-old student on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon at Sir George Monoux College in Chingford Road, Walthamstow, at 11am.

Three others were arrested on suspicion of affray after the fight broke out in the canteen.

The Guardian is expecting to interview principal Paolo Ramella shortly, and a statement from him said: “The college and the police are jointly investigating the incident and will be taking appropriate action.

“The college is fully committed to the safety and welfare of its students and there is zero tolerance towards violence of any kind.”

The men were bailed until Monday, March 11.

There are around 2,000 students at the college, which has 24-hour CCTV cameras in operation, metal detectors, regular anti-crime conferences and on-campus security staff.

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3:39pm Fri 1 Feb 13

merry_christmas says...

I attended this college in the mid 90's and it was just as bad then.

Some things never change!
I attended this college in the mid 90's and it was just as bad then. Some things never change! merry_christmas
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3:46pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Dave mp says...

And to think when i went to school in the 1960's this school was full of upper class 'respectable' twits.
And to think when i went to school in the 1960's this school was full of upper class 'respectable' twits. Dave mp
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4:33pm Fri 1 Feb 13

badal says...

Metal detectors etc and still get through security lucky not a gun.
Metal detectors etc and still get through security lucky not a gun. badal
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7:00pm Fri 1 Feb 13

NDevoto says...

These sorts of incidents threaten the worse kind of education cuts.
These sorts of incidents threaten the worse kind of education cuts. NDevoto
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7:36pm Fri 1 Feb 13

TTMAN says...

Stirrup would have flogged them and as a supposed upper class twit what sort have chip do you wear on your shoulderDave?
Monoux catered for all classes as long as they had brains they could apply.
Stirrup would have flogged them and as a supposed upper class twit what sort have chip do you wear on your shoulderDave? Monoux catered for all classes as long as they had brains they could apply. TTMAN
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4:30pm Sat 2 Feb 13

MonFar says...

ó-ó
ó-ó MonFar
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4:33pm Sat 2 Feb 13

MonFar says...

What I don't understand is that these individuals presumably choose to go onto continue their studies, yet they allow themselves to get involved in silly things which end up ruining their chances.

Thankfully this piece of news is not about a horrific axe murder.
What I don't understand is that these individuals presumably choose to go onto continue their studies, yet they allow themselves to get involved in silly things which end up ruining their chances. Thankfully this piece of news is not about a horrific axe murder. MonFar
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8:50pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Cornbeefur says...

MonFar wrote:
What I don't understand is that these individuals presumably choose to go onto continue their studies, yet they allow themselves to get involved in silly things which end up ruining their chances.

Thankfully this piece of news is not about a horrific axe murder.
Maybe they were bringing in an example of ancient weaponry in a History Lesson?
[quote][p][bold]MonFar[/bold] wrote: What I don't understand is that these individuals presumably choose to go onto continue their studies, yet they allow themselves to get involved in silly things which end up ruining their chances. Thankfully this piece of news is not about a horrific axe murder.[/p][/quote]Maybe they were bringing in an example of ancient weaponry in a History Lesson? Cornbeefur
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3:07pm Sun 3 Feb 13

myopinioncounts says...

19? I thought it was a 6th form college - don't students finish 6th form before they reach the age of 19?
19? I thought it was a 6th form college - don't students finish 6th form before they reach the age of 19? myopinioncounts
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