Boy charged over classroom incident

A 13-YEAR-OLD schoolboy has today been charged with criminal damage after allegedly smashing a classroom window.As revealed in later editions of yesterday's Evening Star, police were called to Claydon High School at around 10.

A 13-YEAR-OLD schoolboy has today been charged with criminal damage after allegedly smashing a classroom window.

As revealed in later editions of yesterday's Evening Star, police were called to Claydon High School at around 10.15am yesterday after reports of a "disturbance".

It is believed an altercation took place between a boy and a teacher, which resulted in the youngster becoming agitated.

He is then said to have suffered cuts to his hand and other injuries while trying to climb through a broken window.


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The boy, who is from the Ipswich area, has now been bailed to appear before South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

He is not expected to attend school until the Local Education Authority (LEA) completes an investigation into the incident.

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A spokeswoman for the LEA said: "We will work with the school to make sure all the proper procedures were followed, as we would in any case like this."

Paramedics were called to the school at around 10.45am yesterday to give first aid to the youngster, who was then taken to Ipswich Hospital.

Headteacher Beth Soule confirmed an incident had taken place at the school but was unable to give any more details.

Claydon High School has around 800 pupils. It prides itself on having high standards particularly in mathematics, science, German, drama, geography and history.

Previous Ofsted reports have applauded its high expectations of teachers and good teaching.

They have also stated the school instils pupils with positive attitudes, good behaviour and a strong positive ethos leading to effective learning.

The school is well known for offering a broad range of curricular and extra-curricular opportunities as well as provision for careers education.

The educational provision for pupils with special educational needs is also said to be one of its strengths, along with pastoral care.

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