Borders primary school teacher accused of assaulting five pupils

A teacher at a Borders primary school has been accused of assaulting five of her pupils.

Selkirk Sheriff Court.
Selkirk Sheriff Court.

The woman is also charged with threatening or abusive behaviour and stealing items of food from children in her care.

Those offences are alleged to have been committed on various occasions between August 16, 2016, and October 31, 2017.

She denies the allegations against her and is due to stand trial at Selkirk Sheriff Court from March 2 to March 4.

Civil proceedings are also understood to be under way against the teacher.

Neither the teacher nor the school can be identified for legal reasons.