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Two charged over school campaign

St Margaret's school
Image caption St Margaret's school went into administration

Two teenagers have been charged in connection with a fraudulent scheme which claimed to be raising funds for a cash-strapped private school.

St Margaret's in Edinburgh closed its doors in June after more than 100 years after it went into administration.

Parents of pupils had set up a fundraising campaign to save the school. However, it is alleged another fake account was also set up.

Two boys, aged 17 and 18 will appear in court in connection with the case.

The St Margaret parents tried to raise £2.5m after launching an eleventh-hour campaign to save the school, but were unsuccessful.

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