Police called to north-east school during climate change protest

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Police were called to a north-east school today as pupils protested climate change.

Officers attended The Gordon Schools in Huntly as a precaution after the number of protesters swelled to more than 40.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “We were called to the Gordon School in Huntly at 11.30am.

“Police were asked to attend. There was no criminality.”

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An Aberdeenshire Council spokeswoman said: “Initially six students protested at The Gordon Schools in Huntly today.

“However, a larger group of between 40 and 50 pupils decided to join in. Teachers then contacted Police Scotland as a precautionary measure. By the time police arrived pupils had returned to their classrooms.

“The school has followed its usual procedures by marking the pupils that were not in class as taking an unauthorised absence. The school has informed their parents of this.”