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School staff on Scilly suspended

Head, Bryce Wilby
Head Bryce Wilby said the suspensions were standard procedure

Two members of school staff on the Isles of Scilly have been suspended, the island's council has confirmed.

The head teacher at Five Islands School, Bryce Wilby, who oversees all the islands' schools, said separate inquiries were under way.

They focus on allegations made against the two people.

He would not confirm what the unrelated allegations were and said the suspensions were "normal practice in matters of this kind".

The investigations are being carried out by Cornwall Council.

Mr Wilby said the results of those inquiries would determine whether there was a need for the two people to be disciplined.

He was unwilling to give any details about the nature of the allegations, or who made them. It is not known where the two staff work or what their jobs are.

Mr Wilby said the events in question were not linked and "just happen to have occurred at a similar time".

Mr Wilby said: "This sort of thing happens a lot all over the country and nine times out of ten nothing comes of it."

The results of the investigations are expected within the next two weeks.

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