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Falkirk High School bans 22 misbehaving pupils from end-of-term prom

Falkirk High said it had warned S6 pupils not to misbheave on their final day of classes.

Falkirk High said it had warned S6 pupils not to misbheave on their final day of classes.

 

A school has defended its hard-line stance on misbehaving pupils after banning 22 sixth year students from attending the traditional end-of-term prom.

Falkirk High said it had issued a clear warning that disruption on the final day of S6 classes in May would not be tolerated.

However, a group of around two-dozen pupils still indulged in throwing water balloons and other items to mark their last day of teaching.

One parent, whose son is one of those banned from the prom, said: “It’s unnecessarily harsh to punish otherwise well-behaved pupils like this.”

The prom went ahead on Wednesday night with 70 students in attendance.

A spokesman for Falkirk Council said: “The actions that day were unacceptable and resulted in a number of younger pupils being very distressed; health and safety risks to staff and pupils as well as vandalism to school property resulting in a significant clean-up operation.”

 

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