Girl Expelled For Selling Party Pills
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A 14-year-old Christchurch schoolgirl has been expelled for taking and selling party pills at school.
The Linwood College student and two other girls were discovered after their erratic behaviour gave them away, Linwood principal Rob Burrough told The Press.
She had got the pills, restricted to people over 18, from a family friend.
After meeting with the girl's parents, she was kicked out. The other two pill-popping schoolgirls were stood down for two days.
"I'm appalled to think that party pills were at school but our investigation sort of showed that seemed to be a one-off, so part of our thinking was to make a firm stand to discourage any others from acting similarly," Mr Burrough told the newspaper.
"It was just a bit of curiosity but we saw it as far more serious than that."
A shop selling the benzylpiperazine-containing pills opened near the school in September, which was putting temptation in the way of his students, Mr Burrough said.
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