But parents voiced their anger after it emerged that a teacher at the school organised a mass purchase of local papers to try to prevent parents finding out about the scandal.
Council education chiefs said the attempted cover-up was 'extremely regrettable' and insisted the unnamed staff member at Whitecraig School in Musselburgh, East Lothian, had acted 'on her own initiative'.
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The teenagers in this class think they know it all when it comes to sex. Their teacher thinks a new and daring approach could blast away their misconceptions and help them have happier, healthier relationships. Especially when that’s not all they’ve got to worry about: Mim, the new girl, is trying to fit in; Rhys needs to boost his grades and Jay needs to change his attitude to avoid being suspended again.
Parents yesterday branded the decision to try to hide the truth about Melville from them as 'a disgrace'.
Angry mother Tracey Doran, 35, said: 'Rumours were rife that the janitor had gone to the local shop and bought all the newspapers reporting about Melville when it was first announced.
Laura has studied and worked in England and the USA, returning to North Berwick with her daughter six years ago.
Jeremy Findlay, chairman of Gullane Area Community Council, described the current situation as “unsatisfactory” and told the Courier they were still trying to arrange a meeting to improve matters.
Currently, some postal services are still available within the convenience store and a temporary post office within the village hall each Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm.
Melville, 48, of Gullane, East Lothian, appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court for sentencing yesterday after earlier admitting possessing and distributing indecent photographs of children between 20.
The former head teacher, who has been placed on the sex offenders' register, was suspended last April when the council was made aware of the allegations against him and sacked in July after a disciplinary hearing.