A ROSYTH teenager fought with a 15-year-old boy outside Inverkeithing High School after comments about his sister.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted that on February 22 at Hillend Road he acted in a manner likely to cause fear or alarm by fighting with the pupil.

Depute fiscal Carrie Stevens told Dunfermline Sheriff Court that the victim was walking back to school at lunch time when he saw the accused at a bus stop.

The accused said "keep him away from me", before approaching the complainer and accusing him of talking about his sister.

He threatened him and started fighting the 15-year-old.

The 17-year-old was later arrested and told police: "I shouted at him and I hit him."

Defence solicitor John Bain said the youth stayed with family and friends and was unemployed.

"There is something of a history between his sister and the complainer, whereby abusive comments were made by the complainer," he said.

"He had been at the school and wanted to see his sister and other people he knew there. He was standing near the premises when the complainer appeared.

"He appreciates he made an aggressive comment and he should have kept his nose out of it. He reacted to the complainer and a scuffle began between the two.

"They have since spoken to each other and have apologised."

Sheriff Charles Macnair told the teenager: "This was fighting in the street with a much younger boy.

"You threatened him with violence and had just finished the custodial part of a sentence, however I am just prepared to sentence you in terms of a non-custodial order."

The 17-year-old was placed on a community payback order, ordered to perform 190 hours of unpaid work and given a two year supervision order.