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MIDLANDS SCHOOL FACES TEACHERS STRIKE OVER LASER PEN BOY

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Teachers at a Midlands school are threatening to strike over a decision to re-admit a 15-year-old pupil who shone a...
Teachers at a Midlands school are threatening to strike over a decision to re-admit a 15-year-old pupil who shone a laser pen into a teacher's eyes.

Nigel de Gruchy, general secretary of the National Association of Schoolmasters/Union of Women Teachers has called on Sandwell MBC to move the boy to another school.

The Birmingham Post (Jan 10, p4) reported that the teacher suffered no permanent eye damage but has been too distraught to return to work since the incident at Bristnall Hall High School, Warley, on November 5 last year. The boy was expelled but then reinstated by the council on appeal.

The strike ballot of the school's 20 NASUWT members, just under half the teaching staff, closes today.
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