A teenager was arrested yesterday after up to 10 primary pupils at Gilmerton Primary where hit by pellets whilst playing in the school playground at lunchtime yesterday.

Chief Inspector Mark Patterson from Police Scotland said: “We recognise the alarm that has been caused within the community in Gilmerton as a result of this incident, for which an individual was quickly arrested and charged.

“There is nothing to indicate that there is any further risk to the public, nonetheless we have deployed additional patrols in the community today in order to provide reassurance to pupils, parents and staff.

“In addition, our school link officer is working closely with the school community in order to address any continuing concerns as a result of this incident.”

The Reporter understands a 16-year-old male has been arrested following the alleged discharge of a pellet gun.