School run horror as car ploughs into front doors of main reception

TERRIFIED school pupils were stunned when a car ploughed into the front doors of their school.

The black BMW smashed into Fir Vale School in Sheffield at 8.25am today.

Two men were arrested after the car – which was being driven "at speed" – shattered the doors to the main reception.

Pupils and teachers were arriving for the day at the time of the crash.

South Yorkshire Police confirmed detectives remain at the scene. No children were hurt during the incident.

The men, aged 20 and 23, and both from Sheffield are currently in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and causing criminal damage.

Det Ch Insp Steve Ashmore said: "The school will remain closed for the remainder of the day as officers conduct enquiries to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the incident and provide reassurance.

"We are confident that this is an isolated incident and there is no current risk to the school or the surrounding community."

South Yorkshire Police officers currently stand guard over the secondary school and have advised staff and students to return home.

A Fir Vale School spokesman said: "There was an incident at the front of the school today involving a vehicle.

"Nobody was hurt. All students and staff are safe and the issue is being dealt with by the police.

"We have taken the decision to send all pupils home on the advice of the police.

"Any pupils who cannot go home will be looked after at school."

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman confirmed: "No one was injured in the incident.

"Two men aged 23 and 20, both from the Sheffield area, have been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and causing criminal damage and are currently in police custody."

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