Teenagers charged with St Maurice's fire

PLUS . . . Reassurance from the Scottish Qualifications Authority

THREE teenagers have been charged by police investigating the massive blaze at St Maurice's High School in Cumbernauld.

The accused youngsters, who are understood to be local, are two 15-year-old boys and a 14-year-old girl.

Three other teenagers were questioned but ruled out of the inquiry.

A police spokesman has confirmed the details and said a report would be going to the Children's Panel although it is understood that the case may eventually go to court because of the enormity of the damage the youngsters are accused of causing.

Initial estimates of the damage were put at around 1million. It is understood that loss adjusters are now talking in terms of 1.9million.

GET the latest on the story in the March 12 Cumbernauld News, including a reassuring statement from the Scottish Qualifications Authority on how they will deal with pupils whose exams have been affected by the fire.

There are also details of a meeting held at the school for parents.