Three students from a South Auckland high school have been violently attacked on their way home from school.
The principal of Tangaroa College says the students were attacked by six young men who were not students on Thursday afternoon.
"After school today three students on their way home were violently and randomly attacked by a group of six young men," said Davida Suasua in a post on the school's Facebook page.
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"These six young men were not students of Tangaroa College," she continued.
According to Suasua, two of the students who were assaulted made their way back to school, while staff located the third and brought them back too.
"It saddens me that this has occurred in our community and I humbly request that parents and families work together to ensure our children are safe to and from school."
Police say they received a report of an incident near Haumia Way area after 3.30pm on Thursday.
"Two people have reportedly been assaulted following a disorder incident," a spokesperson told Newshub.
"However there is no information about the nature of injuries at this stage. Police are in the area currently making enquiries around the circumstances of the incident."