All carry the can for few troublemakers

PUBLISHED: 13:00 06 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:48 15 June 2010

THE Principal of Honiton Community College, Norman Tyson, says students are upset that a supermarket has banned young people in school uniform from entering the store.

THE Principal of Honiton Community College, Norman Tyson, says students are upset that a supermarket has banned young people in school uniform from entering the store.Somerfield, in High Street, has put up a poster saying only school children accompanied by a parent can enter the shop."I'm disappointed," Mr Tyson told the Herald."It is saying that all the students are getting things wrong, and that's not the case. "We are very proud of our students. The vast majority are hardworking, honest young people."It doesn't seem right that all of them have to carry the can for a small number who cause problems out of school hours."Two girls at the 1,100-student college have even written a letter to Mr Tyson, expressing their concern at being punished for the poor behaviour of the troublemakers. They feel the youths responsible should be punished."I have always supported stores taking action through the police," said Mr Tyson."Across the South West, stores have been putting posters up. It's not new."Mr Tyson is hoping to arrange a meeting with the manager of Somerfield.As Mr Tyson spoke to the Herald, Co-op, in Lace Walk, put up a similar poster, banning children in school uniform from the store - unless accompanied by an adult.

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