Statement regarding Evee-Anne Cooper
Statement from Ms Cardus - 06/12/2018:
I am writing to you at the request of Evee-Anne’s parents who met with me on Tuesday 4 December, in school, with Evee-Anne. Evee-Anne is making a recovery and is hoping to return to school shortly. They have asked the School to thank all the parents and well-wishers for their kind words and offers of support. They have also asked for calm to let Evee-Anne recover and try to return to school as normal. They have particularly highlighted that there is a lot of fake news on social media and in the public domain and a lot of fake accounts reporting to be Evee-Anne. They are very disappointed by this and asked people to be aware. The Police are investigating these in addition to the incident.
The School looks forward to welcoming Evee-Anne back into our school community as soon as she is ready and I am sure all students/parents will want to support her with this process.
Ms K Cardus
Update from Kent Police:
Two teenagers are in custody following an assault in Margate on Thursday 29 November 2018.
The incident is reported to have taken place in Arlington Road at around 3.30pm where the victim, a young girl, suffered a head injury.
She was taken to a local hospital for treatment and is now recovering.
Two girls, aged 13 and 14 from Margate, were arrested later that evening on suspicion of assault. They remain in police custody whilst enquiries continue.
Original Press Release from Ms Cardus:
The school is aware of the very serious incident yesterday after school, where one of our Y8 female students was physically attacked and violently assaulted whilst walking home in school uniform. Whilst the attack did not happen near the school we are still very concerned that one of our students was attacked on their way travelling home. The student was attacked by a former student of the school.
The Charles Dickens School does not tolerate any form of physical violence, we are shocked by what we have seen, our thoughts are with our own student and her family at this very difficult time. We can reassure you that we will do everything in our power to protect the safety of all our pupils as this is of paramount importance to us as a caring and supportive school community.
We would like to reiterate to parents that the young person who assaulted our student does not attend The Charles Dickens School.
Ms K Cardus