In what has been called the biggest race riot in British school history, 150 students engaged in an armed fight last month. Mainstream media have remained silent about the obvious failure of "diversity".
Eyewitnesses told British daily, the Daily Mail that “all hell was breaking loose” resulting in dozens of police cars, ambulances, helicopters and dog teams to be deployed to the scene in an effort to calm the explosive situation.
The mass brawl at Fir Vale School Academy Trust, a secondary institution in Sheffield in South Yorkshire, led to police shutting down a school halfway through lessons. The riot was sparked by a racial skirmish between teenagers in the canteen, it can be revealed.
The fight then spilled over onto the streets around the school which is attended by approximately 1000 students. Some “100 to 150 people” congregated outside the school gates, as rumours grew that knives and other weapons had been used in the fight. But on footage of the scenes outside the school, massive crowds can be seen.
One local shop worker, who wished to remain anonymous, told the Mail that a fight had broken out in the school canteen before spilling outside. The man, whose shop directly faces the school, said Roma students had faced other groups inside the school, but not outside. But he also added that he was not allowed outside by law enforcement who had locked down the area.
A police helicopter was also seen hovering above the school while new footage released of the lock-down shows a pupil screaming as he is bitten by a police dog outside the school. Authorities have been denying the fact that the fight had continued outside the school.
But the next day, smashed bottles and cans could be seen littering the pavements directly outside the school.
The schools in the area pride themselves on their “multicultural” mix of pupils in promotional brochures. “Just a few miles from the centre of Sheffield, Fir Vale is a richly multicultural area with White British, Asian and Eastern European communities living in a mix of parallel terraced streets. There are as many mosques as churches in the area.”
The “Eastern Asian” community is in fact a large Roma group also present at the school. Given the demographics of the area, it is no surprise that 40 percent of the pupils do not have English as their first language, while almost a quarter of the pupils have special learning needs.
The fight broke out because a Muslim girl allegedly had a headscarf ripped from her head, a parent has claimed. It initially started in the canteen after two girls began fighting. Amjad Yasin, 40, manager of a clothes store near the school, has two teenage boys aged 13 and 14 at the school. She told Sun Online: “A Somali girl and an Eastern European girl were fighting and one of the girls’ headscarf was torn off.
“Then it went to another level and both their older brothers got involved. Mayhem broke out. My little one was in the dining room when it kicked off in there. He was crying when he got out, and he has been through a lot in his life.
“He said last night that he doesn’t ever want to go back to that school.”
Arfan Abbas, also a parent with two daughters at the school said: “The day before the riot there was an incident between a Yemeni girl and a Eastern European girl and her headscarf was ripped off.
“It all bubbled up again in the dining hall the next day and all hell broke loose.”
The primary school preparing students for Fir Vale secondary school, is the comically-named “Oasis Academy” established in 2014, with its main objective being “to inspire students and fashion unity while cherishing diversity”.
Yorkshire Ambulance Service said two patients were treated at the scene for their injuries as police guarded the gates to the school for a second day after racial skirmishes between students. Four police cars and six officers were deployed at the school which was opened the next day.
In a statement released on September 25, Superintendent Shelley Hemsley, tried to smooth over the racial tension: “I’d like to offer my reassurance to the local community that this incident was resolved shortly after and officers have remained in the area since, as the school closed for the day.
“The school also acted quickly and efficiently, in dealing with the initial incident and then calling us. We are now working with the school and the local community to provide reassurance and will be in the area this evening, tomorrow morning and over the coming days as students head to and leave school.”
Helmsley said they had had no reports of weapons but admitted that they had not seen the CCTV footage. “We will of course be reviewing CCTV footage of the incident, and particularly of the crowds gathered outside of the school and any subsequent criminality which comes to light will be investigated.
He did not address the video footage circulating on social media claiming racial tension and weapons being used, also against police officers.