Pupil sent home after alleged hammer incident

A YOUNGSTER has been suspended following an alleged incident at a Bishopbriggs school.

A worried parent of a pupil at Turnbull High School contacted the Herald to say that two pupils had been caught by a teacher each carrying a hammer in their school bags.

However, East Dunbartonshire Council would only confirm that one pupil has been suspended as a result of the alleged incident.

The parent said: “Why would a pupil take a hammer into school? It’s very concerning for a parent to hear that. It makes you think, what next?”

Gordon Currie, Head of Education at East Dunbartonshire Council, said: “We can confirm that one pupil has been suspended at one of our schools.

“Turnbull High School has a positive ethos and strategy to promote positive behaviour. These are known and shared with all pupils and parents.

“As in all East Dunbartonshire Council schools there is a clear message to pupils that there is no place for behaviour that disrupts good order and discipline or the educational well-being of pupils within the school.”