Edinburgh Academy pupils face assault charges

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THREE pupils at a top private school have been charged with assault and reckless conduct following the alleged beating of army cadets.

Parents of four children at £11,000-a-year Edinburgh Academy complained in April this year their sons had returned from the trip “black and blue”.

It was alleged by one parent that 15-year-olds had been placed inside their sleeping bags and beaten with wire coat hangars.

Police Scotland revealed on Wednesday that a report concerning two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old had been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Officers in Edinburgh have been carrying out inquiries following reports of assaults involving pupils from one of the city’s schools.

“The matter, which dates back to April, has been thoroughly investigated.

“As a result of these investigations and following consultation with the Juvenile Liaison Office, three boys, two aged 17 and one aged 16, will be the subject of a report to the Procurator Fiscal.”

A spokeswoman for Edinburgh Academy declined to comment saying it would be “inappropriate” for the school to speak at this time.