Teacher struck in face during attempt to end playground brawl
Police were called to a Dundee school following a mass brawl in which a teacher was struck in the face.
Officers attended Baldragon Academy at 1.15pm on Thursday following reports of a disturbance.
Although the fight had broken up by the time police arrived, a 14-second clip of the tussle was posted online.
The footage shows two girls raining a series of blows on each another, while other pupils film the violence on their mobile phones.
Two adults – a male and a female, believed to be teachers – then make their way into the middle of brawl.
The clip shows the woman trying to split up the fight before the man comes in to assist.
The female teacher can be seen trying to separate two pupils and being struck in the face as punches are thrown.
A member of the school staff contacted the police.
During the clip, pupils can be heard laughing before the man is forced to pin a girl wearing a hoodie against a wall.
The clip was removed from social media but only after being shared by a number of users.
One parent, who did not want to be named, said the footage was “shocking”.
The parent said: “It looks like the adults just got stuck in the middle of a fight.”
A police spokesman confirmed officers attended the incident.
He said: “Police Scotland was called to a secondary school in Dundee at around 1.15pm in response to a reported disturbance.
“The incident had concluded prior to officers arriving and no complaints were made to police as the school was to deal with the matter internally.”
Strathmartine councillor Kevin Keenan said: “The teachers have got a difficult job in these situations and this only demonstrates that problem further.
“Both the teachers appear to have done everything they could to get the situation under control.”
Dundee City Council said it has contacted the school regarding the incident.