Children using weapons and drugs in school are among more than 13,000 pupils excluded from the classroom in Cardiff in just four years.

Youngsters responsible for violent attacks, bullying and theft were also banned from lessons, in some cases permanently, we can reveal today.

Students at the city’s primary and secondary schools were ejected from class for sexual and racial harassment as well as threatening, dangerous, abusive and disruptive behaviour, breaking school rules and damaging property.

Reported by Wales Online. You can read the full story here.

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