An Aberdeen primary school was put on “lockdown” after a man entered the building and there was an alleged disturbance.
No pupils were injured in the incident at Tullos School in Torry, however a 30-year-old man was arrested and later charged.
Teachers were today praised for their quick-thinking after a warning was sounded and they locked their pupils in classrooms.
According to a parent, the school bell rang in two short blasts following the man’s entry into the school, alerting teachers that something was going on and triggering their lockdown procedure.
A mum, who was in the school at the time, said: “The school did everything right in this case – they did what they were supposed to do to keep the kids safe.”
A text was also sent to parents of pupils, reassuring them there was no harm to their children.
It read: “There was an incident in school this morning.
“All children are absolutely fine and unaware of the situation due to implementing lockdown. The police attended and the issue has been dealt with. Please collect your children as normal at 3pm.”
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Aberdeen City Council declined to comment on the incident.
Inspector Chris Kerr said: “Officers were called Tullos Primary School at 10.50am yesterday following reports of an alleged disturbance.
“A 30-year-old man was arrested and taken into police custody. There was no threat to pupils at the school or the wider community.”
The man was due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court today.
Councillor Yvonne Allan, who represents Torry and Ferryhill, praised school staff.
She said: “I appreciate how well the staff controlled the situation, locking down the school and making sure that all of the pupils within the building were safe while the incident was dealt with by the police.
“The staff definitely deserve praise for their immediate reaction in implementing their processes.
“I’m pleased that it all went well, and I’m happy no one was injured as a result.”