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Tuesday, 16 January, 2001, 11:32 GMT
Gordonstoun pupil expelled after fight
Gordonstoun School
Gordonstoun has a royal pedigree
A pupil at the Scottish school which was attended by the Queen's three sons has been expelled after a fight.

A second pupil at Gordonstoun School in Moray has been suspended after the two were involved in a fight with a third boy.

An Ukranian-born fifth former was permanently excluded from the prestigious public school and a pupil of Indian extraction, in the same year, was suspended for two weeks.

It was reported in the Scottish Daily Mail that the row stemmed from an argument with the third boy over racist language.

The newspaper said the victim was punched several times and kicked.

The school, near Elgin, confirmed that a violent incident had taken place on Saturday.

Prince Charles
Prince Charles was educated at Gordonstoun
Marketing co-ordinator David Monteith said: "I can confirm that a pupil has been asked to leave the school and someone has been suspended for two weeks in connection with a violent incident at the school.

"I can't say anything more about the incident itself. I am not aware of the police being involved at the moment."

Mr Monteith said the victim was checked over at hospital and has since been sent home for several days as a result of his injuries.

The 15,000 a year school, which has 410 pupils, was attended by Prince Philip and his sons Charles, Andrew and Edward.

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