A PUPIL has been suspended from Abbot Beyne School after being found with drugs on school premises.
The boy, who is in the upper school at the Winshill site, was discovered with a ‘tiny amount’ of cannabis and some tobacco when he was approached by staff on Wednesday.
Police have confirmed they are now investigating the case.
Head teacher Annabel Stoddart said: “One of our lads was found with a very small amount of cannabis and tobacco. We told the police and they took action.
“The boy has been suspended.
“Our policy is that if you bring drugs on site, you will be suspended.
“However small the amount is, we are going to call the police because it is a criminal action.”
She added that police referred to the amount as ‘tiny’, and denied rumours that dealing had taken place.
A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said the boy has not been arrested, but that police were investigating the incident.
She added: “We received a call from the school at 11.30am on September 18 regarding concerns over low level drug use. Local officers are working with the school on this.
“Staffordshire Police takes matters of this kind extremely seriously and this will be looked into accordingly.”