Teen expelled over firework

28th May 2004 at 01:00
The High Court upheld a decision to expel a teenager after a firework exploded and caused a stampede in a busy and crowded part of a school.

Lawyers for the boy at the south-west London school, which cannot be identified, argued that permanent exclusion was an irrational or "disproportionate" punishment. But Mr Justice Newman ruled that, even though it was a single incident involving a pupil with an otherwise good record, exclusion had been justified.

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