A teacher will appear in court accused of assaulting pupils at an Aberdeenshire primary school.
Police have confirmed that a 54-year-old woman has been arrested and charged in connection to two assaults against young children.
Last night, Aberdeenshire Council refused to say whether or not the teacher had been suspended while the inquiries continued.
However, it is understood that the woman in question was not present at the school last week.
An email was recently sent out to parents and guardians of children at the school.
The message said the school was cooperating with the police to “establish the full circumstances of alleged assaults concerning a member of staff”.
The teacher is expected to appear in court early in January.
A police spokeswoman said: “Police can confirm that a 54-year-old woman has been charged in connection with assaults on two children in the Aberdeenshire area.
“The woman is due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court at a later date.”
A spokesman for Aberdeenshire Council said: “We are working closely with Police Scotland to support their investigation and establish the full circumstances of the events.”