A SCHOOLGIRL was struck with a pellet on the same day a fellow pupil reportedly brought a BB gun into school.

The girl's mother told the County Press her daughter, a pupil at Broadlea Primary School, Lake, was injured on Tuesday.

In a letter sent to parents yesterday, the school said the matter had been dealt with 'swiftly and appropriately' in line with school policy.

The incident took place outside of school, at the end of the day.

An Isle of Wight police spokesperson said: "We were called shortly after 3.45pm on Tuesday, June 4, to a minor injury assault on Newport Road.

"A child had been struck by a pellet.

"Enquiries are ongoing."

In the letter to parents, headteacher Sharon Freeley said: "I have reassured the specific year group in question, and would to reassure you, that the matter has been dealt with proportionally to ensure the school continues to be a good environment for all our pupils."

An Isle of Wight Council spokesperson said: "An event occurred on June 4 involving a child bringing an inappropriate item into Broadlea Primary School, Lake.

"On discovery of the item, the matter was dealt with swiftly and appropriately in line with the school behaviour policy and advice from the local authority and other outside agencies.

"In order for the school and outside authorities to investigate with proper sensitivity for those concerned, the local authority is unable to provide any further details."

UPDATE: The Isle of Wight Council has amended its statement with the following clarification: "On Wednesday, June 5, an inappropriate item was found at Broadlea Primary School, Lake, which had been brought in by a child the previous day (Tuesday, June 4) without the school’s knowledge."

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