Drug-deal sparks expulsions from boys' school
Two students at Marcellin College in Bulleen have been expelled after dealing in drugs.
The school put out a press release today confirming that on Wednesday of last week, "a senior student brought one methamphetamine pill on campus with the intention of supplying it to another student.
"The College interviewed both students and immediately informed Victoria Police and the boys' parents of this isolated incident."
Marcellin, a Catholic boys' school founded by the Marist Brothers in 1950, said that both students had been expelled.
"The College does not condone the distribution, possession and/or use of illicit and illegal substances and has acted to withdraw both young men's enrolment.
"The College wishes to protect the privacy of each boy involved and maintain their dignity, while supporting their wellbeing in furthering their secondary schooling in another setting."
A spokesman for Victoria Police said the "alleged drug incident" involved two Doncaster boys – aged 17 and 18 respectively – but no further details were provided.
Marcellin – which has just over 1000 students from years seven to 12 – justified the expulsion on the grounds that "the College prides itself on being a safe place for students to learn and grow. Therefore when that safe environment is compromised the College must act decisively in support of all our boys".