Stonyhurst indiscipline claims

6th October 2000 at 01:00
A FILE alleging serious disciplinary problems at Stonyhurst, a leading Roman Catholic boarding school, has been sent to the Government's independent schools' registration team.

It is understood to contain claims of indecent exposure, including an end-of-term "streak" by up to 80 boys and girls, a sexualassault, attacks on staff and possession of weapons.

A governor of the pound;12,000-a-year school, Professor Keith Hanley of Lancaster University, who first brought the problems to the attention of other governors, was sacked a few weeks ago because of a breakdown in relationship with the school.

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