Pupil alleged to have sent racially abusive message
A YOUNG teenage girl has been charged with sending a racially abusive message to another teenager.
Police Scotland confirmed it received a complaint regarding a teenage female pupil at Dundee’s Morgan Academy allegedly receiving a message via Snapchat.
The family of the other pupil made a report to police at the weekend.
A spokesman for the force said: “Police Scotland can confirm that it received a complaint regarding a teenage schoolgirl from the Stobswell area of Dundee receiving a racially abusive message via the Snapchat message app on Saturday.
“Another teenage girl was charged with the offence and a report has been sent to the Youth Justice Assessor for consideration.”
This incident comes just days after the Evening Telegraph reported that a girl had been filmed attacking a boy at the school. The video showed a group of students cornering a classmate during a lunch break.
The clip starts when a teen appears to be cowering in the corner, holding on to his school bag as a girl starts to confront him.
A male pupil appears to try to intervene before the situation escalates.
Last month, parents at St Paul’s RC Academy hit out after their daughters were forced out of the classroom.
The parents claimed their daughters had been on the receiving end of a prolonged period of verbal abuse.
Maryfield councillor Georgia Cruickshank said she condemned racism in all its forms.
She said: “This is obviously a cause for concern. I condemn any form of racism.
“There is a myth that racism has been stamped out in Scotland, but it does still exist. I realise that schools are limited in how they can control the way children use social media.
“Children don’t realise the ramifications of their actions and the comments that they say can be hurtful.
“There is definitely a call for more to be done in school to make children aware of the impact of their actions.”
It is alleged a pupil at Morgan Academy, pictured, received the message.