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

External website: 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.

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