Pupils at a Dundee secondary have been banned from a supermarket after the store manager’s car was vandalised.
Morgan Academy youngsters were seen being refused entry to the Lidl shop on Dura Street as school staff acted as makeshift security guards.
The ban was imposed on the kids after a vehicle belonging to Lidl was damaged in the supermarket car park.
Lidl staff declined to comment on the matter when approached by the Tele, but it is understood a small group of pupils have been causing trouble at the store recently.
During a fracas on Monday, a company vehicle, which is understood to be the manager’s car, was covered in food.
One shopper leaving the store said he saw the pupils being turned away by staff from the school at around 12.30pm yesterday.
He said: “I noticed staff from Morgan enter the shop and two of them, both men, placed themselves just outside the entrance.
“They weren’t there for very long, but they definitely turned away some of the pupils.”
A concerned parent contacted the Tele to say that, according to his daughter, pupils had been banned from the store for a week.
He said: “It was announced at school that all Morgan pupils were banned from Lidl.
“As a parent I find that a hard pill to swallow. My daughter goes to the store every day for fruit and ate nothing at all on Wednesday.”
A council spokesman said: “The school has a charter which covers the rights and responsibilities of all pupils in and around the school. They will be reminded of these in the coming days.”
A Lidl spokeswoman said: “The safety and security of customers and colleagues is of the utmost importance. In recent weeks, we have had some disruption in-store regarding antisocial behaviour by a small number of school children.
“We have been working closely with the local school, and made short–term arrangements to provide additional supervision around the store during certain hours. We are in ongoing discussions with the school regarding a longer–term solution.”