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Aberdeen teaching assistant 'pulled out pupil's tooth' at St Margaret's School

St Margaret's School
Image caption St Margaret's School for Girls is the focus of the allegations

A teaching assistant could be struck off over allegations she pulled a pupil's tooth out at a private school.

Christina Newcombe is facing a disciplinary hearing of the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) next week over the incident at St Margaret's School for Girls in Aberdeen.

She is alleged to have removed the child's tooth, called two pupils inappropriate names, and grabbed the clothing of another child.

She no longer works at the school.

The GTCS said the hearing would take place on 29 November.

Oldest school

A spokesperson for St Margaret's School for Girls said: "We can confirm that a former member of staff is to appear before the General Teaching Council for Scotland.

"It would be inappropriate for us to comment prior to this meeting."

According to the school website, St Margaret's was founded in 1846 and is the "oldest all-through girls' school in Scotland".

St Margaret's has about 400 pupils, aged from three to 18.

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