Stu­dents ex­pelled af­ter fight

Auckland City Harbour News - - News - By Lisa Sloan

Two stu­dents have been ex­pelled from St Paul’s Col­lege af­ter a stu­dent fight was filmed and aired on the YouTube web­site three weeks ago.

Filmed on a cell­phone, the clip showed teenagers in uni­form punch­ing and kick­ing each other in a class­room, ac­com­pa­nied by rap mu­sic.

Six stu­dents were sus­pended and went be­fore a board of trustees dis­ci­plinary hear­ing last Wed­nes­day.

Four other stu­dents were re­in­stated at the school with strict con­di­tions.

Two more stu­dents will face a dis­ci­plinary hear­ing af­ter in­ves­ti­ga­tions showed they may have been in­volved.

Spokesman Brother Richard Dun­leavy says the school will sup­port the boys through the process.

“We are try­ing to help our young peo­ple grow through th­ese things. We want to make sure they don’t re­peat that be­hav­iour.

“There is great dis­ap­point­ment that this at­ten­tion was brought on St Paul’s by the ac­tions of a few in­di­vid­u­als.”

An in­ves­ti­ga­tion by for­mer Orewa Col­lege prin­ci­pal Peter God­dard will con­tinue.

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