A 15-year-old school girl was taken to Waikato Hospital with serious facial injuries after being set upon by three other students at Hamilton Girls High School yesterday afternoon.
Hamilton City Area Commander Inspector Rob Lindsay said the assault happened at the school just before 3pm and involved the victim being kicked and punched by three other girls aged 15-16.
The victim suffered a broken nose, fractured eye socket and cuts and bruising to her head.
"This type of behaviour is totally unacceptable, parents, caregivers and students themselves have every right to feel safe anywhere in our community " said Mr Lindsay.
All three of the attackers have been charged with wounding with intent to injure.
Note to media; Due to the age of the victim and assailants Hamilton Police are unable to comment further on the case. Media queries should be referred to the principal of Hamilton Girls High School.