Students smoking on staircase given temporary suspension: Northland Secondary School

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Northland Secondary School has taken ''strict disciplinary actions' against a group of students who were seen smoking on a staircase, including giving them a temporary suspension.

A video of the incident was posted on Facebook last Friday (June 12) with the caption: "School and parents please take note."

According to the post, the students are from Northland Secondary School.

The five-second video shows three schoolgirls seated on a staircase.

Two of them can clearly be seen smoking, and one girl puffs out smoke at the camera.

In response to a Stomp query, Mdm Tan Siew Woon, principal of Northland Secondary School, said: "The school is very disappointed to see the online video of our students smoking at a staircase.

"We have advised our students on the ill-effects of smoking. We have also reprimanded them for being socially irresponsible and breaching safe management measures as well.

"We have engaged the students’ parents and, given the severity of the students’ actions, we have also taken strict disciplinary actions against them."

This includes a temporary suspension from school, said Mdm Tan.

She added: "We will continue to counsel the students to ensure they understand the impact of their actions, and support them to cultivate positive habits."