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John Gray High School’s new principal Jonathan Clark says he is not a fan of expelling students.
In the past five years, nearly 3,000 students were temporarily excluded from John Gray and Clifton Hunter High Schools. Mr. Clark says permanent exclusions can set students down the wrong path in life.

Mr Clark said, “Without a doubt in the UK, if you are permanently excluded from school, all the statistics say you are likely to end up in prison.” He added, “I want to make it absolutely clear if a student was to bring a weapon or to bring drugs in to school, we don’t want them here. We don’t want them here until they decide that they are going to comply with the rules here, because my priority is to protect students in the school.”

Mr. Clark says he would prefer to see more early intervention, as early as primary schools, to prevent the need for expulsions later in high school.

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Andrel Harris

Andrel Harris

After completing high school in Cayman, Andrel Harris joined the news team as a Reporter Trainee in 2013. Now he serves as a reporter/producer, as well as the 'Cayman 27 Today' anchor. He also contributes to the talk shows and present weather forecasts. He hails from the district of North Side.

"Working with Cayman 27 has been a rewarding and eye opening experience. Through the power of the media, I've been able to help give a voice to the people living in Cayman." - Andrel Harris

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