24 Jun '11, 8am

Australian students suspended over 'fight club'

Australian students suspended over 'fight club'

SYDNEY: An Australian high school has suspended a group of teenage students after discovering they had been holding regular "fight club" bouts at lunchtime, officials said on Friday. South Australian state Education Minister Jay Weatherill said mobile phone footage of the fights showed male and female pupils throwing punches at each other at the southern Whyalla school. "They went into an unused room and in groups, using boxing gloves, (were) carrying out a fight club (that) was of course unauthorised and from time to time some students were injured through that," he told ABC Radio. "All of the students who participated and all of the bystanders have been suspended by the school." It is understood that 24 students aged about 15 and 16 had been suspended. Stuart High School staff were not available for comment but principal Veronica Conley told the Adelaide Advertiser that ...

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