Edinburgh Schoolboy Arrested For Teacher Assault

1 February 2019, 13:16 | Updated: 1 February 2019, 13:18

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A schoolboy has been arrested after a teacher was allegedly hit in the face by a book.

Police were called to a school in Edinburgh on Thursday following reports of a disturbance.

Officers recovered a knife during a search at the school.

Police Scotland spokeswoman said a 15-year-old was arrested at around 12.35pm on Thursday in connection with a disturbance after a male teacher suffered a minor injury.

A spokeswoman said: "An offensive weapon was discovered during a subsequent search and inquiries are ongoing into this."

A spokesman for Edinburgh City Council said: "The school is cooperating fully with Police Scotland following an incident at the school yesterday."