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Violent, Radical Students To Be Banned From NSW Schools In Massive Shake-Up

The plan will reform school safety

15/10/2017 10:33 AM AEDT | Updated 15/10/2017 10:34 AM AEDT
Tim Wimborne / Reuters
New laws will ban violent students from NSW schools.

NSW school students deemed a significant risk because of violence or radicalism would be forced to complete their education at home under sweeping classroom safety reforms.

NewsCorp Australia reports that radicalised students, or those considered violent, would be banned from classrooms in order to keep troublesome children away from school grounds.

Until now, NewsCorp says, principals have had to deal with difficult situations under current rules like students on bail returning to the same school as their alleged victim or a student coming back to school after trying join a terror group overseas.

The new laws will reportedly mean students who pose "a significant risk" to others will be forced to enrol in distance learning where they will be taught remotely from home.

Students could be shifted onto the program if they support terror, shows signals of extremism, or engage in other concerning behaviour like cyber-bullying or sexual misconduct, the report says.

Students banned from campuses would reportedly remain in the remote learning environment until the danger they pose to others has been assessed.

The Berejiklian government is expected to introduce the laws to parliament this week and hopes they will help abolish radicalisation in schools.

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