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Last Updated: Tuesday, 18 October 2005, 17:22 GMT 18:22 UK
Police probe school drugs claims
Pupils have been suspended over cannabis allegations
Fourteen GCSE pupils at a Northern Ireland school have been suspended over allegations of cannabis use.

The principal of Antrim Grammar, Janet Williamson, confirmed that police were called to the school on Monday to investigate the claims.

It is understood that although the drugs were allegedly taken outside the school, the boys and girls involved were all in uniform at the time.

Mrs Williamson said no arrests were made at school and nothing was seized.

"I invited the police in from the neighbourhood unit to advise me as to the best way forward and also to provide me with some backup and support for the parents," she said.

"Several parents have now voluntarily agreed to meet the police to make sure their children are safe."

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