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Social media reports of riots and stabbings at school are 'completely fictitious' says headteacher

A Black Country headteacher says reports of multiple riots, stabbings and fights at his school are "completely fictitious" and that the incidents have been "heavily exaggerated" on social media.

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Aldersley High School. Photo: Google

Mat Winzor, the headteacher of Aldersley High School in Codsall, has moved to reassure parents that rumours of a large disorder at the school last Friday, and again on Thursday this week are "untrue."

The message comes following online reports of a large disturbance at the high school, with one video showing a mass of students running away from the school's grounds.

Mr Winzor said: "We have had two incidents in the school, which have both been dealt with by our school's policy.