A pupil's jacket was set alight at Dunfermline High School today (Friday). 

Police have launched an investigation following the incident that happened at lunchtime. 

The 14-year-old victim's family informed the Press that he had been left extremely "frightened" by the incident. 

Fortunately, the pupil was not injured.  

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Police in Fife are aware of an incident at Dunfermline High School when a pupil caused fire damage to another pupils clothing.

"No one was injured.

"Officers are following a positive line of inquiry and liaising with relevant partners as part of this investigation."

In January, police charged a boy and a girl, both 13, in connection with an incident at Dunfermline High School when youngsters took tablets outwith school grounds during lunchtime.

Four pupils had to be taken to hospital and six others were treated by paramedics at the scene.

A Fife Council spokesperson said: “Head of Education and Children’s Services Phil Black confirmed that there had been an incident this afternoon where an item of clothing had been set alight.

"Staff are working with the Police to ensure that all appropriate action is taken in response.”