Boy, 15, charged with assaulting teacher in Lochgelly

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with assaulting a female teacher in Fife.

The incident took place in Lochgelly on September 25 and the teacher is now recovering.

In a statement, Fife Council said it takes the safety of all children and staff seriously.

Two police officers
Two police officers

Fife Council education manager Gordon Wardrope said: “Our schools have a range of measures and procedures which support the well-being of all in the school community.

“Where incidents do occur these are dealt with timeously by the school.

“On the rare occasion that there are more serious incidents, schools work in partnership with Fife Police to respond appropriately.”

A statement from Police Scotland said: “Police in Fife have charged a 15-year-old boy with the assault of a female teacher at a school in the Lochgelly area on September 25 2018.

“A report has been submitted to the Children’s Reporter.”