Definitions and Consequences
Illegal items include:
- Illegal drugs (possession, use, distribution or representation of a substance as an illegal drug).
- Certain legal drugs, such as tobacco and alcohol.
- Possession or use of weapons.
In these cases suspension is immediate. The police will be contacted in any matters relating to illegal drugs, possession of weapons and to some acts of violence.
If a student is referred to the police for other acts of criminal behaviour, it is likely that a suspension from school will also be imposed.