Suspended boy back at school

A BOY of eight who was suspended after taking a tile cutter to school is back in lessons this term after it was decided no further action was needed.The boy was taken out of classes after teachers at Sprites Primary School, in Stonechat Road, found a tile cutter in his bag after he had earlier made threats to another pupil on July 6.

A BOY of eight who was suspended after taking a tile cutter to school is back in lessons today after it was decided no further action was needed.

The boy was taken out of classes after teachers at Sprites Primary School, in Stonechat Road, found a tile cutter in his bag after he had earlier made threats to another pupil on July 6.

He was suspended from school as a result of the find.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk County Council said that following an investigation it was decided that no further action should be taken and he could return following the summer holidays.

“It was decided that he should not be excluded and he was invited to go back to school,” she said.

The incident prompted a letter to parents from headteacher at the school Shaun Valentine in which he asked parents and guardians to ensure children do not take potentially dangerous objects in to school.

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“The parents of both pupils involved have been made aware of the situation,” the letter read.

“The schools staff and governors have also been informed.

“Please can I ask you as parents and carers to ensure that children do not bring potentially dangerous objects into school.

“I would like to reassure you that the safety of children attending the school remains our top priority.”

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