A Broome Senior High School student has been taken to hospital in an ambulance after an altercation with a number of other students. The Department of Education confirmed an incident had taken place at recess time today, and said a boy, age not confirmed, had been taken to hospital in an ambulance. The Broome Advertiser understands the boy was stretchered away after being attacked by a group of students. It’s also understood teachers intervened to break up the incident. A parent of a student who witnessed the incident, who did not want to be named, said a number of similar altercations at the school had left him worried for his children’s safety. “I don’t feel confident sending my children there anymore. They were stomping on a boys head and the teachers couldn’t do anything to stop it,” he said. “It’s really frustrating. This is just one of many violent incidents over the last few years. So many of us parents have voiced concerns over this but nothing seems to change. “There’s only one public high school in Broome — we don’t have the money to send them private — the school needs to be safe.” It is understood the boy has been discharged from hospital with minor abrasions. Broome Senior High School principal Mathew Burt said the school had a zero tolerance policy to violent and anti-social behaviour. “I am extremely disappointed with the actions of some individuals today, which has resulted in a student being injured,” he said. “Our student community knows this behaviour is completely unacceptable and they also know what the consequences are for choosing violent or anti-social behaviour. Our thoughts are with the student and their family, and we wish for their speedy recovery. “I would like to reassure parents that our staff acted immediately. We will continue to work with the WA Police.” More to come.