A married teacher caught parked in a lay-by with a teenage pupil has been suspended, it was revealed today.
Eppie Sprung Dawson, 26, was reported to prosecutors after officers surprised her in the car with the unnamed sixth-form boy after a school dance.
It is thought the pair were spotted by another pupil who called the police after seeing the pretty blonde pull in to the layby with her younger passenger after they left the function.
Both Sprung Dawson and the boy had taken time off school since the incident on December 22, the day classes broke up for Christmas.
And education officials confirmed that the popular teacher had been suspended from St Joseph’s College, a catholic comprehensive school in Dumfries, Scotland.
A spokeswoman for Dumfries and Galloway Council said: “An employee is suspended pending an investigation.”
Sprung Dawson, whose husband Ranald Dawson, 32, is also a teacher, taught English at the school, which has around 800 pupils and was set up by members of the Marist teaching order of monks.
A school insider said: “I hope this is investigated thoroughly. It is disappointing that St Joseph’s has been rocked by such a scandal. I’m deeply shocked.”
Sprung Dawson married Ranald – whose father, Lord Thomas Dawson, was a High Court judge – in a ceremony at Victoria Halls, Selkirk, Scotland, in April 2010.
A full-scale investigation has been launched into the incident by police and council chiefs.
It is understood a trade union are also involved in the probe.
Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary confirmed that a 26-year-old woman had been reported to the procurator fiscal, adding: “It would be inappropriate to comment further at this time.”