Two West Lothian secondary schools saw a surge in recorded incidents of physical and verbal violence in the last year, according to figures released this week.

A total of 66 incidents were recorded across the twelve high schools in the county.

The table shows Inveralmond Community High School had the highest number of incidents – 22, up 13 on 2021-22.

Armadale Academy was the second highest – 13, up from three.

Committee chair, the Tory group leader Damian Doran-Timson told the Local Democracy Reporting Service: “It is a scandal that the escalation of classroom violence has been left by the SNP Scottish Government for so long and action is only now being taken following a Scottish Conservative debate in Holyrood.

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