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Probe into teacher suicide remark at Glasgow school

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Image caption The teacher was removed from Lourdes Secondary

A teacher is facing disciplinary action after telling pupils at a Glasgow school that two classmates who had committed suicide were going to hell.

The supply teacher, who has not been identified, made the comments to a fifth-year religious education class at Lourdes Secondary in Cardonald.

Following complaints, he was removed from the Catholic school and reported to Glasgow City Council.

The authority said it apologised for any upset that was caused.

It is understood that the teacher's comments were made earlier this month in relation to a classroom memorial for two female pupils who had taken their own lives.

After complaints were made he was removed from the school and a report on the incident was made to Glasgow City Council.

'Appropriate actions'

Pupils who were in the class have been offered support from a pastoral care team.

The school has also spoken to the parents of the two pupils who had taken their lives.

A council spokeswoman said swift action had been taken after the teacher's comments were reported.

She said: "The appropriate management actions regarding this incident have been taken.

"The council would like to apologise for any upset that was caused."

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