A teenager has been arrested after a pupil was assaulted while at school in Fife.
The 13-year-old girl, who attends Bell Baxter High School in Cupar, suffered the violent attack on Monday morning.
She was taken to Adamson Hospital.
Her mother said the family were “utterly devastated” after the alleged attack.
A 15-year-old girl has been arrested in connection with the incident police said.
Shelagh McLean, head of education at Fife Council, said: “The incident, which took place outwith the school grounds, was responded to swiftly by our school staff. It has been reported to police and the school is co-operating fully with them.
“We take any incident of this nature very seriously and do our best to support the wellbeing of all young people.
“There’s a range of support available including that delivered by partners, support agencies, the local community police, educational psychologists and counselling services.
Ms Mclean said schools in Fife continue to work to ensure all incidents of bullying are tackled and that pupils understand the impact of such incidents.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “On Monday, June 12, 2023, police received a report regarding a 13-year-old girl having been assaulted at a secondary school in Cupar.
“A 15-year-old girl was arrested in connection. A report will be forwarded to the Scottish Youth Justice Assessor.”