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[The Guardian] School expulsion for cannabis unlawful says UK High Court. (01 Sep 2006)

URL: http://www.guardian.co.uk/drugs/Story/0,,1862648,0...

In the UK yesterday, The high court held that Birmingham city council had acted unlawfully in upholding the decision of a Birmingham school to expel two pupils for taking cannabis.

Mr Justice Beatson ruled that the council had acted unreasonably in not following government guidelines which suggested that pupils should not normally be expelled for minor drug offences.
Item Type:News
Source:The Guardian
Date:1 September 2006
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Subjects:T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)
L Social psychology and related concepts > Social context > School context
B Drugs and alcohol substances > Cannabis / Marijuana
N Communication, information and education > Education and training > Educational institution > School
N Communication, information and education > Educational environment (school / college) > Drugs and alcohol use in the educational environment > School drugs and alcohol policy
VA Geographic area > Europe > United Kingdom

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