Self-isolating headteacher caught on Snapchat at airport before Turkey holiday

A headteacher is being investigated after she was allegedly caught by one of her pupils at an airport despite telling her co-workers that she had been "pinged" by the Covid app.

Alicia Reid, 52, was reportedly recorded on Snapchat at Glasgow Airport even though she had told her colleagues that she had to self-isolate after being alerted by the app.

It has been reported that the 52-year-old was snapped in a queue on the way to Turkey, two days before the official October half-term was meant to start.

She was filmed in widely viewed video footage which her student captioned: "Miss Reid is that you? It looks so much like her."

The school head is now set to be replaced by an acting rector at Stranraer Academy in Dumfries and Galloway while education chiefs look into the incident, reports the Daily Record.

"Miss Reid will not be in school for a period of time," the local council’s director of skills, education and learning, Dr Gillian Brydson, said.

"An acting ­headteacher is due to be appointed as soon as possible."

It is understood Reid had been due to work on the last two days of term before the two-week school break began on October 8.

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But it is claimed she called colleagues to say she would not be at school because she had been notified she had come into close contact with someone who had tested positive for Covid-19 and would have to self-isolate at home.

However, she was apparently filmed at Glasgow Airport later that day, on October 7, masked and queuing at a check-in desk for a holiday flight.

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The dad of the pupil who made the recording said: "There were two flights to Turkey around the same time on the Thursday night. We were on one and she was on the other.

"My daughter was really shocked to see her headteacher there. I heard her say, 'It’s Miss Reid. What is she doing here?' She started filming and posted the images to let her friends see.

"We had no idea of the effect it would have because we didn’t know the teacher was supposed to be off self-isolating."

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