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Aberdeen teacher Lorraine Bloice reprimanded over 'beasts' comment

An Aberdeen teacher who referred to pupils as "beasts" has been reprimanded.

Lorraine Bloice faced a General Teaching Council for Scotland hearing over a string of allegations about offensive comments about children.

The panel ruled that while the matters were "serious", they were not of sufficient seriousness to require removal from the register.

She will have the reprimand on her record for two years.

Certain conditions were placed on Ms Bloice and she was warned any breach of those conditions could lead to removal.

When asked if pupils had finished eating she had replied to a colleague: "Yes let the beasts free, let the beasts free".

She also called a pupil a "boot".

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