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A teacher has been assaulted during a brawl at a Melbourne high school that sent the college into lockdown.
Up to 20 students got into a fight at Berwick College about 1.30pm on Tuesday, with a staff member suffering minor injuries after intervening, police say.
A 17-year-old boy was also injured and taken to hospital while three other boys, aged between 14 and 16, were arrested.
The three boys have been released as police continue to investigate the incident.
The Age reports that some of the students had recently been suspended or expelled and that a parent was also involved.
The newspaper quoted a statement from principal Kerri Bolch defending the school
“There was an altercation between students at the school earlier today, which prompted us to enact our lockdown procedure,” Ms Bolch said in the statement released by the education department.

“We do not tolerate this type of behaviour at our school and it does not reflect the values of the overwhelming majority of our students.
“This matter has been reported to Victoria Police and we will assist them with their inquiries. We will investigate this matter thoroughly and take any appropriate action.”
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