Pupils at two Perth schools at the centre of a bullying probe have been given advice on how to deal with “intruders on campus”.
A horrific video clip of a 12-year-old boy being assaulted by a gang in the grounds of Perth Academy emerged over the weekend.
The youngster is seen being grappled and thrown violently to the ground, before being kicked to the head.
Older students from nearby Perth High School have been blamed for the attack. They visited the academy at lunchtime on Thursday.
Police have confirmed that they are investigating the incident and have identified those responsible. Several pupils – including ones that filmed the violence on their mobile phones – have been excluded.
A Perth and Kinross Council spokeswoman confirmed that pupils had been warned how to cope with any future incidents.
She said: “Perth and Kinross Council views any incidents of assault extremely seriously. The council can confirm a few Perth High School students entered Perth Academy’s campus and assaulted a student.
“Prompt and appropriate action was taken by both schools, including reporting the matter to Police Scotland who are currently investigating the incident. We will continue to assist Police Scotland as appropriate.”
She added: “It has been made explicit to those involved in this incident, and to all other students at both schools, that such behaviour is not acceptable and will not be tolerated. All students have been reminded of the actions to take should they become aware of intruders on their campus or witness similar incidents.”
A force spokesman added: “Police Scotland can confirm it is investigating an incident within the grounds of Perth Academy at 1.25pm on Thursday.
“A 12-year-old boy was assaulted by a group of boys from another local school, and suffered facial injuries. Those involved have been identified and will be traced and dealt with appropriately in due course.”