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  'Dangerous' flares banned by school
Updated 06 May 2002, 09.29
School uniform flares
Flappy flares have been banned by a headmaster who thinks kids will trip up on them.

Some students have already been sent home from Carterton Community College in Oxfordshire for daring to wear the trendy trousers.

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Head teacher Alan Klee reckons flares go against the school's safety regulations and that kids could start falling over in corridors and on stairs.

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But when 12 girls decided to ignore the new rule, they were sent home, even though they were about to sit their mock exams.

It's caused a big row at the school and the governors will be deciding what to do about the flare-up this week.

In September last year, 70 pupils were banned from a school in Swansea for wearing flares and platform shoes.

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