Tuesday 20 February 2018

Girls (12) 'expelled' from school for allegedly taking ecstasy at parents' evening

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Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Two girls have reportedly been expelled from a school in the UK after they took ecstasy during a parents' evening on the premises.

Somerset Live is reporting that the girls - both aged 12 - were spotted "behaving oddly" at Churchill Academy in north Somerset earlier this month.

The school told the website that it is "reviewing an incident" but did not confirm the allegations that the youngsters had taken drugs on school grounds.

Parents took to social media to express their concern at the allegations.

One wrote: "The girls have been expelled according to my son, who has been friends with one of the girls since he was tiny."

Another added: "It's a scary world we live in nowadays."

In a statement to the website, Churchill Academy said it "does not and will not comment on the cases of individual students at the academy".

They added the school has a "zero tolerance policy to drugs" and staff are "completely committed" to ensuring the school is a safe place.

The statement concluded: "Any student who has brought an illegal substance to school or is caught in possession of an illegal substance in school or during a school-organised activity or at any other time when the authority of the school pertains, will be permanently excluded."

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