Schoolboy Charged Over Teacher Attack

22 October 2018, 15:35 | Updated: 22 October 2018, 15:37

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

It's understood the woman was allegedly stabbed in the neck in Lochgelly on September 25.

She's now said to be recovering.

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

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."