Police are today visiting a top Nelson high school after reports of a fight breaking out among a group of girls on the school grounds.

Nelson police Senior Sergeant Steve Savage said the incident at Nelson College for Girls was reported to police yesterday.

Mr Savage said he had limited information about what happened as police were heading to the school today to interview those involved, however, the fight happened at about midday yesterday.

"Police are attending today, so it's still being dealt with. The college obviously deal with as much as they can before we get there. I don't yet know how serious it was, but it was a group [of people]."

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Because of the ages of those involved - under 17 - Nelson's youth aid team were dealing with the situation, he said.