Shocking and disturbing footage has emerged of a terrifying attack on a Dundee school pupil by a group of girls in her year.
The attack took place in a corridor at Craigie High School on Tuesday lunchtime.
The matter has now been reported to the police and the education authorities.
The 14-year-old girl’s mum told the Tele her daughter had been left traumatised and terrified by the attack, which the video clearly shows was completely unprovoked.
Ash Mullen, 36, a student nurse from Douglas, said the bullying of her daughter, Chloe Curran, had gone on for three years. Chloe, has just gone into fourth year.
Ash said: “This has gone on long enough and I’m not prepared to let it continue. Chloe is traumatised by what happened to her. The fact that it was videoed by another pupil makes it worse but at least it proves what happened.
“The video is so shocking I’ve only been able to watch the first four seconds of it because I find it far too difficult. My daughter has been bullied for three years in different circles. This current situation has been ongoing for the best part of nine months, with continued phone calls to the school for support.
“The school haven’t made it safe and this is why it happened. The school didn’t even contact me to let me know. I find that shocking.
“The first I knew about it was when the mum of one of Chloe’s friends contacted me to ask if she was OK.”
Ash said she is now calling on Dundee City Council to enforce a zero tolerance policy on bullying at every school in the city.
“I think there should be a no bullying policy put in place for every school to stop this happening again.
“No child should have to cope with what my daughter has had to put up with. She is scared to go out and is missing out on things she would otherwise like to join in with.”
Ash said she has complained to the police and is waiting for them to visit her.
“I want the people who did this charged. They must not be allowed to get away with bullying of this type. I also want the parents of the girls guilty of this bullying to see what their daughters are capable of.
“If I thought any child of mine was carrying out bullying of this type I would want to know and would deal with it very severely.”
A Dundee City Council spokesman said: “Appropriate action is always taken in response to bullying incidents in schools and any allegations are dealt with seriously. Families are always closely involved in the process.
“Parents who have any concerns about their children should contact the school directly to discuss them.”
A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Police Scotland are aware of the matter and looking into it.”