Police investigation launched after teacher 'assaulted by pupil'

Officers were called to the school last Tuesday following reports of an assault.

Police investigation launched after teacher ‘assaulted by pupil’ at Coltness High School in Wishaw Google Maps

A police investigation has been launched after a teacher was allegedly assaulted by a pupil at a school in Wishaw.

Officers were called to reports of an incident at Coltness High School last Tuesday.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “On Tuesday, September 5 we received a report of an assault on a member of staff at a school in Wishaw and our enquiries are ongoing.”

North Lanarkshire Council said it took such reports “extremely seriously”.

A spokesperson said: “We can confirm that an incident took place at Coltness High School.

“We take such incidents extremely seriously and the school took immediate and appropriate action.

“We are helping Police Scotland with their enquiries.”

Eddie Carroll, NASUWT North Lanarkshire secretary, said it had repeatedly raised concerns about the safety of teachers in Scotland’s schools.

He said: “While the full circumstances of this incident are yet to be made public, we have raised repeated concerns about the vulnerability of teachers to violence and verbal abuse from pupils.

“Teachers have reported to us that the prevalence of poor behaviour appears to have increased since the pandemic and that in too many cases they do not feel adequately protected at work.”

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