Pupils kicked out for dagga: was school within its rights?

26 August 2019 - 08:00 By Prega Govender
King Edward High School in Matatiele has kicked two pupils out of its hostel for smoking dagga.
King Edward High School in Matatiele has kicked two pupils out of its hostel for smoking dagga.
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Two pupils from King Edward High in Matatiele, Eastern Cape, have been booted out of the school’s hostel after admitting to smoking dagga on the premises.

However, a parent alleged the school tested the two for dagga without getting their parents’ permission – although the school governing body says all pupils were treated fairly and properly.

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