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Probe after teacher shot with BB gun in school

Hermitage Academy Helensburgh Image copyright Google
Image caption The incident happened at Hermitage Academy in Helensburgh on Monday

A teacher has been shot with an airgun at a school in Argyll and Bute.

It is understood the incident happened at Hermitage Academy in Helensburgh on Monday and involved two teenagers, aged 13 and 15, with a ball-bearing gun.

Police Scotland said the teacher was not seriously injured and that inquiries were ongoing.

A spokeswoman for Argyll and Bute Council said "appropriate disciplinary action" had been taken against those involved.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Police were made aware of an incident involving a BB gun being discharged at a teacher within a school in Helensburgh on Monday.

"The teacher was not seriously injured and inquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident."

'Well-being paramount'

The spokeswoman added that the two teenagers were the subject of a report to the early and effective interventions co-ordinator in connection with the incident.

The school, which has about 1,350 pupils and 100 teachers, is one of two secondaries in the area.

A spokeswoman for Argyll and Bute Council said: "An incident took place in the school on Monday. We have thoroughly investigated this and taken the appropriate disciplinary action against those involved.

"We have hard working staff and pupils who are together achieving often award-winning success. Their well-being is paramount and we take any action required to ensure this."