Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 28/05/2013. Tags: Secondary School News
A school located in the west of Ireland is determined not to reinstate a pupil accused of selling drugs.
The 14-year-old student was expelled for the alleged offence and has since, through his mother, brought High Court proceedings against the school, the Irish Examiner reports.
Due to sit his Junior Certificate
in June, the boy is hopeful the court action will result in the school being compelled to reinstate him - but the school is adamant it should not have to take him back.
The pupil's parents appealed against the decision to expel him under Section 29 of the Education Act. This was heard by a committee who found the expulsion was not warranted, although it acknowledged the seriousness of alleged involvement with drugs at school.
According to the committee, there was insufficient proof that the boy - who cannot be named for legal reasons - had supplied illegal drugs, nor had he admitted to offering them to his schoolmates.
Written by Donal Walsh