The Herald (p3) reports that staff at Lawside Academy have written to the council expressing their disgust at the treatment of Bruce Ransford, who was sacked after he grabbed the arm of pupil and took him off to see the head teacher because the youth had deliberately dropped litter in front of him.
It was alleged that Mr Ransford physically assaulted the 15-year-old pupil, but now almost every union member at the school signed the letter to the council, which also indicated that they may refuse to teach the pupils involved in the incident.
Police are still investigating the incident and have been interviewing witnesses over the past few days. A council spokesman said yesterday: 'Our principle and our working practices are that we will always protect the safety of pupils and the council will not condone conduct that jeopardises this.
A meeting has been arranged for later this month to discuss the appeal.