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Eleven pupils from a top Scottish secondary school face disciplinary action after being caught smoking dope at a theme park outing.

The 14 and 15-year-old third year students at Lenzie Lenzie is a village situated by the Glasgow - Edinburgh railway in the East Dunbartonshire council area of Scotland, approximately six miles north-east of Glasgow city centre and one mile south of Kirkintilloch.  Academy could be suspended sus·pend  
v. sus·pend·ed, sus·pend·ing, sus·pends
1. To bar for a period from a privilege, office, or position, usually as a punishment: suspend a student from school.
 after being spotted by security guards at Alton Towers in Staffordshire.

Teachers monitoring the day trip from Lenzie Academy near Glasgow were not with the youngsters at the time but were alerted by security staff.

The teachers phoned head Roderick McLelland who called the group - made up of around 75 pupils and staff - back to the school. McLelland will decide the fate of the pupils involved today.

Days before the trip, pupils got a letter warning them that if they stepped out of line they would face "serious consequences".

Last night a parent said: "I wouldn't like to be in the pupils' shoes. Parents were called to be told their children had been smoking cannabis cannabis: see hemp; marijuana.

Any plant of the genus Cannabis, which contains a single species, C. sativa. It is widely cultivated throughout the northern temperate zone.

"They were waiting at the school on Friday night with an angry reception for the children involved.

"It didn't help that the bus broke down on the way home, leaving them stewing stewing: see cooking.  even longer."

Alton Towers spokeswoman Liz Greenwood Greenwood.

1 City (1990 pop. 26,265), Johnson co., central Ind.; settled 1822, inc. as a city 1960. A residential suburb of Indianapolis, Greenwood is in a retail shopping area. Manufactures include motor vehicle parts and metal products.
 said: "Eleven children were spotted smoking cannabis and were taken to the security complex.

"The teachers were contacted and they phoned the headmaster who told the group to cut short the visit."

The police were not involved.

An East Dunbartonshire This article is about the East Dunbartonshire council area of Scotland. For other uses, see East Dunbartonshire (disambiguation).

East Dunbartonshire (Siorrachd Dhùn Bhreatainn an Ear in Gaelic) is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland.
 education spokeswoman said: "An investigation will be carried out and appropriate action taken."

It is not the first time pupils have brought Lenzie Academy into disrepute dis·re·pute  
Damage to or loss of reputation.


a loss or lack of good reputation

Noun 1.

After a Christmas ball in 1996, seven pupils were suspended and one girl rushed to hospital after excessive drinking.

The school, which is in the up-market town of Lenzie, has one of the top success rates in Scotland for highers.

Last year 41 per cent of pupils got three or more highers at A, B or C. The national average is 19 per cent.
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Author:McLean, Grace
Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Jun 8, 1998
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