Cwmcarn schoolgirls excluded over suspected murder plot

Two teenage girls have been released on bail after being arrested at Cwmcarn High School yesterday on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder. Both have been permanently excluded from the school.

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Teacher praises school after suspected murder plot

Alison Cray works as a Maths teacher at Cwmcarn High Credit: Wales News

A Maths teacher at the centre of a suspected murder plot at a school in Caerphilly has praised the school for its handling of the incident.

Gwent Police were called to Cwmcarn High School on Thursday morning after concerns were raised about the behaviour of two pupils.

Miss Alison Cray, 46, had been working at the school for more than 10 years.

She said: "It was all handled before it got to me."I know very little about it. It all happened elsewhere and I wasn't directly involved at all.

"I've very lucky that I'm at Cwmcarn and that they have handled it so well. I've been working as normal and I'm fine."

A 15-year-old girl from Newbridge was arrested on suspicion of threats to kill, possession of a bladed article on a school premises and conspiracy to commit murder.

The 14-year-old girl from Risca was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

Nobody was harmed as a result of the incident and the matter was resolved peacefully, police say.

The two girls have since been released on bail.

Cwmcarn High School is an 11-18 mixed comprehensive school serving the former mining village and its rural surrounding areas.

The foundation school website says: "The school offers the pupils a supportive environment and recognises the potential of all of the pupils."

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