Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Mixed Signals

Two teaching assistants at a school in Leeds were taken to hospital after eating cannabis in "hash cakes" given to them by a 15-year-old pupil.
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The council spokesman added: "Wortley High School does not condone drugs and was disappointed this incident took place.

"The school works hard to educate its pupils about the dangers and implications of drug abuse and will not tolerate any behaviour of this kind."
Harsh words. Her 'punishment'?
A spokesman for Leeds City Council said the girl had since been moved to a different school. No police action was taken over the matter.

Leeds City Council said neither staff members made formal complaints.
That'll teach her!

4 comments:

staybryte said...

Isn't there a criminal offence along the lines of 'administering a noxious substance?' Carries quite a heavy sentence (in theory of course).

JuliaM said...

"Isn't there a criminal offence along the lines of 'administering a noxious substance?' "

There is indeed - and it's been used quite a bit, as here:

http://www.thisisdorset.net/display.var.2456905.0.bright_student_died_of_heroin_overdose.php#

But no doubt the police didn't want to offend any members of the drug dealing community...

Rob said...

It would take a heart of stone not to laugh.

Tomrat said...

This school is less than 5 miles from me; it's one of many fast going down the tubes in mine and surrounding districts.

I wonder precisely how the state defines "teaching assistants"? It would be wonderful to read that particular job description.