SHOCK statistics have revealed there were two incidents of nine-year-olds being expelled from Derby schools in the year after April 2014 for incidents involving weapons.

The year five pupils were among eight permanent exclusions made for the same reason in that period – a figure rising year on year.

Reported by the Derby Telegraph. You can read the full story here. 

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