Fewer pupils expelled from school

Almost 5,500 school pupils were either suspended or expelled from school last year, the lowest figure since 2005, Trouw reports on Monday.

The paper says the reduction may be due to the fact schools are more reluctant to suspend pupils.
Suspensions and expulsions have to be reported to the schools inspectorate. One in 10 schools has suspended a pupil over the last five years.
The main reasons for being expelled include using violence against another pupil, verbal abuse against a teacher, and repeatedly disturbing lessons.
Boys are three times more likely to be expelled as girls and trade school pupils 11 times more likely as pupils in pre-university streams.

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