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Banned for pulling tooth out

A school playground supervisor who pulled out a pupil's tooth and called another a "nincompoop" has been banned from the profession.

Christina Newcombe was working with primary pupils at St Margaret's School for Girls in Aberdeen when the incidents took place earlier this year.

A General Teaching Council spokesman said Newcombe "extracted the tooth of a junior pupil" in March. He added: "Although this was done with the consent of the pupil concerned, this was in breach of the school's child protection policy."

In June, Newcombe called two pupils a "nincompoop" and a "numpty", during a school trip.

Newcome admitted the incidents and was banned from re-applying to the register for two years.

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