Riot breaks out during school match

Australian Federal Police (AFP) have been called in to deescalate a situation at Duncraig Senior High School just north of Perth.

The Football Sack has learned a specialised AFP response unit and emergency services are on scene where it’s understood a riot broke out in the early afternoon.

Intial reports suggest a fracas started at lunchtime during an unsanctioned football match between a number of students.

It’s believed the incident started when an argument over whether or not a shot was too high to be counted as a goal turned violent.

At this time it’s not known if any students have been injured, however paramedics are on the scene.

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Cartoon by Agaki Bautista

One terrified onlooker described the scene as something out of a movie.

“I was petrified,” said Year 8 student, Joanna Calderwood.

“The Year 9 boys were arguing about whether a goal should count or not.

“Some of them the thought the ball was too high, while I heard others shouting for them to ‘hack it’.

“All of a sudden it broke out into a big fight with fists flying everywhere.

“It looked liked the set of Green Street 4.”

Police say they are currently trying to ascertain what exactly happened, with few details known at present.

“We’re looking into a number of avenues to determine how this situation came about,” said Sgt Mark Tropolis.

“We know tensions are still high at the school following a ‘Hand of God’ incident earlier in the year.

“There’s been suggestions the ball would have bounced off the crossbar and went in, but we have no evidence of that at this time.”

More to come.

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