South East Wales

St Cyres School teacher suspended for 'punching boy'

St Cyres School entrance Image copyright Wales News Service
Image caption Vale of Glamorgan council confirmed a male teacher had been suspended

A teacher has been suspended for allegedly punching a 13-year-old pupil at a Vale of Glamorgan school.

The male staff member at St Cyres Comprehensive School in Penarth is accused of hitting the pupil, who was said to have been misbehaving in a lesson on Thursday.

The Vale of Glamorgan council confirmed a male teacher had been suspended from the school.

South Wales Police are investigating the alleged incident.

Vale of Glamorgan councillor Chris Elmore, who is the cabinet member for children's services, said: "We can confirm that a member of staff at St Cyres School in Penarth has been suspended following an incident that took place on 12 June 2014.

"The police are aware of the incident and council officers are currently working to assist them in their inquiries."

A spokeswoman for South Wales Police said: "An allegation has been made against a male teacher and we are currently investigating."

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