COUNCIL bosses have insisted that no form of school bullying is accepted “in any circumstances” amid accusations a pupil was left bleeding in an attack at Robert Burns Academy.

A parent contacted the Chronicle claiming that a female pupil had been injured in an incident with another student.

Parents at the school have previously spoken out over alleged incidents at the school, including an apparent fight video circling on social media earlier this year.

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According to the parent, who asked to remain anonymous, the latest alleged incident involved one pupil reportedly hitting the other with an object – possibly a mobile phone.

The parent told the Chronicle that blood had been seen in the corridor of the school where the attack is alleged to have happened.

They also said the pupil believed to be responsible had been suspended, and that pupils were “extremely shocked” at what had happened.

East Ayrshire Council, when contacted by the Chronicle, did not comment on the specific allegation, but said that incidents of bullying are treated very seriously.

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A spokesperson for the local authority said: "East Ayrshire Council can confirm that no form of bullying, whether this be physical, verbal or emotional is accepted under any circumstances with within The Robert Burns Academy.

"This is made clear to all of our young people through personal learning periods, our PSE programme and assemblies.

"Furthermore, we have a full 'wrap around' programme designed to encourage young people to report any incidences of bullying through their pastoral care team with includes a PLP teacher, whom every child sees every morning, their guidance teacher and their depute head teacher.

"Every incident is actioned through a hierarchy of actions including investigations, appropriate sanctions and restorative discussions, often involving the parents/carers of those involved."