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Two members of staff at St Duthus special school arrested

Two members of staff at a special school in Ross-shire have been accused of mistreating pupils.

Northern Constabulary confirmed that two employees at St Duthus School in Tain have been arrested and charged.

Highland Council said the staff members had been suspended on a precautionary basis pending the outcome of police investigations.

The school has 15 pupils with additional support needs such as complex learning difficulties.

A police spokesman said: "Following inquiries into the alleged mistreatment of children at St Duthus school, police in Tain have arrested and charged two members of staff at the school."

Highland Council said: "We can confirm that two members of staff at St Duthus School have been suspended on a precautionary basis pending the outcome of police investigations.

"The council has put in place alternative management arrangements at the school."

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