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Monday, 1 May, 2000, 17:25 GMT 18:25 UK
Pupil suspended after gun incident
Police car
Northern Constabulary officers were called to the school
Police have launched an investigation after an incident in which a replica gun and ammunition were brought into a Highland school.

A teenage boy has been suspended from Thurso High School in Caithness in connection with the matter.

The school has now issued advice to pupils on what to do if offensive weapons are brought on to the premises in the future.

Inspector Alistair Clark, of Northern Constabulary, said an investigation into last Thursday's incident was continuing.

He said the youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had not been charged, but it was anticipated that an official report would be submitted to the Children's Panel.

'Excluded indefinitely'

Highland Council confirmed that the second year pupil has been "excluded indefinitely" from the school and has been put in the care of the council's social work department.

A council spokesman said :"I can confirm that an incident involving a gun took place in a classroom at Thurso High last Thursday afternoon involving a second year pupil.

"The pupil has been excluded indefinitely. A replica gun and ammunition was confiscated."

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