Thousands of Kiwi students suspended for drug use

first_imgStuff 27 December 2017Family First Comment: “…principals say it’s mostly marijuana – and small amounts of it – that get students into trouble.They’re unapologetic about the numbers of suspensions and say all schools should have a zero tolerance approach.”Exactly. Bet they’re nervous about the agenda of the Greens to legalise recreational dope – and so they should be. We all should be.Thousands of Kiwi kids have been suspended over the past five years for having drugs at school.It’s mainly the drug that has many names; cannabis, dak, ganja, weed, pot, herb, green, kakariki, bud, chronic.But there’s only one name for what happens when students get caught using it – suspension.Data released under the Official Information Act reveals 3177 state school students were suspended for drug use between 2012 and 2016.Students in the Auckland region had the highest number of suspensions – 755 over the past five years – but it’s also the region that has the largest number of schools.At the other end of the scale, seven students on the West Coast were suspended for drug use.And it’s not just high school students that are copping a suspension.Primary school pupils – 287 of them over five years – have been suspended, too.The figure for students suspended from private schools is unknown because they’re not covered under the act.READ MORE: read more

Cristiano Ronaldo strikes late as 10-man Real Madrid take shock Clasico win at Barcelona

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo scored a dramatic late winner as 10-man Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Clasico at the Camp Nou.Ronaldo fired low into the Barcelona net just minutes after Sergio Ramos had been sent off for persistent fouling.It ended a 39-game unbeaten run for Barcelona, who had not lost since October.Gerard Pique headed in a corner to give Barcelona the lead 10 minutes into the second half, before Karim Benzema equalised with a brilliant scissor-kick just after the hour mark.Gareth Bale had what looked like a legitimate goal chalked off before Ramos saw red – but Real came through thanks to Ronaldo’s late strike.Barcelona’s lead in La Liga has been trimmed to six points ahead of Atletico Madrid, seven ahead of Real. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more