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EX LOTHIAN PUPIL CLAIMS£30,000

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A former pupil who says bullying drove her to take an overdose is claiming£30,000 in damages from the now- abolish...
A former pupil who says bullying drove her to take an overdose is claiming £30,000 in damages from the now- abolished Lothian RC.

In what is believed to be the first case of its kind in Scotland, Deborah Scott (22) said teachers at the Royal High School in Edinburgh failed to protect her from pupils who taunted and assaulted her.

Scott told the Court of Session in Edinburgh that the bullying had caused her so much distress she took an overdose.

Council representatives said the school had operated an anti-bullying policy and some of the incidents complained of were never reported to staff.

They asked for the case to be struck out as there was no duty of care in this instance and Ms Scott had not set out her case in sufficient detail.

Lothian's insurer, Zurich Municipal, is handling the case for the council's successors.

Lord Macfadyen allowed the case to go to a hearing.

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