Mum charged over assault on pupils

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A WOMAN was arrested after three Rainhill High pupils she accused of bullying her daughter were attacked as they left the school.

Christine Macdonald is alleged to have been lying in wait for the three teenagers and confronted them as they walked home.

The 33-year-old was said to be furious with the trio and, after several minutes of heated exchanges, lashed out at the young girls.

Police confirmed a woman was arrested after officers were called to Rainhill High School on Warrington Road.

A force spokesman said: “Merseyside Police can confirm that Christine Marie Macdonald, aged 33, of Lee Park Avenue in Belle Vale, south Liverpool has been charged with three counts of common assault. The charges relate to an incident outside Rainhill High School in Warrington Road on February 28 in which three female pupils aged 15, 15 and 14 suffered minor injuries.”

Macdonald appeared before magistrates in St Helens on April 3 and was bailed to reappear on June 10.

Rainhill High has been one of the best-performing schools in the borough for several years, consistently topping exam league tables. It’s believed no official complaint of bullying has been made to the school.

A spokesperson for the school said: “This incident is now the subject of a police inquiry and it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage.”