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Pupils’ terror after ‘cockroaches’ let loose in Aberdeen school

Cults Academy
Cults Academy

There was horror in the halls of an Aberdeen school this week with pupils told there had been an infestation of creepy-crawlies.

Youngsters at Cults Academy were left terrified on Tuesday after one S6 pupil’s “Muck Up Day” practical joke got quickly out of hand.

Whispers quickly spread through classes that a prankster had unleashed a swarm of cockroaches through the corridors – with senior management having to call in pest control teams to ensnare the six-legged insects.

Some children recalled seeing council staff drilling holes in a wall in a bid to locate all of the animals running amok.

Last night a council spokeswoman confirmed that a prank involving insects had been carried out.

But she revealed that the reality was much milder than what had been reported, with the rumour mill opening a large can of worms among the student population.

After putting out some feelers to unearth the truth, the spokeswoman said: “It was the last day before study leave, with an S6 leavers’ assembly, a ceremony for S4 and S5 leavers, and the S6 leavers’ ball in the evening.

“One pupil, who has not been identified, released a small number of insects in toilets.

“They were not cockroaches, and the insects were removed straight away.”

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