A 16-year-old girl has become the latest juvenile to be charged with assault occasioning bodily harm following an alleged violent altercation with another teenager after a local netball match. It is alleged the accused and the victim, also aged 16, got into an argument outside the Broome Recreation and Aquatic Centre netball courts on Tuesday afternoon and the accused began punching the victim. Broome Police Youth Policing Officer Nathan Smith said the incident was not related to the recent unprovoked attacks that have occurred in town. “We were disappointed that several people shared a video of the incident to social media however we have a copy of that video and we were able to deal with the matter,” he said. Broome Netball Association president Christie Milenkovic took to social media to thank Broome Police’s swift action towards the incident and will be in contact with Netball WA to gain assistance in dealing with potential future incidents. “[We] assure you all that this sort of behaviour will not be tolerated and the association will be addressing it swiftly and accordingly,” she posted on the Broome Netball Facebook page. “We would like to thank those bystanders who came to the aid of those involved and also helped to manage the situation afterwards. “We’re hoping to be able to provide our members and those involved with some response by the end of the day regarding further actions which will be taken.” Broome Senior High School principal Mathew Burt also posted a letter to parents on the school’s Facebook page to address the matter. “As I have said before, our school takes these abhorrent acts of violence very seriously and violence has no place in our schools – or our community,” the letter read. “WA Police are investigating this assault and regardless of where it happened, it still involved our students and as Principal, I want to assure you we have taken action. “In line with our policy on violence, school sanctions will apply and the student involved has been suspended. “Support for the assaulted student and her family is being provided by our school and we will look at what additional support can be offered as we move forward.” The 16-year-old accused will appear before the Broome Children’s Court on October 2.