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School Restricts Bathroom Use For 25 Students

April 24, 1987

WRENTHAM, Mass. (AP) _ Beginning next week, bathrooms at King Philip Regional High School will be off limits to 25 students except in emergencies.

While most students have cooperated with a ban on smoking on school grounds this year, the 25 are the school’s ″chronic smokers″ who always seem to be caught in the bathroom when teachers have checked, Principal Winston Fairfield said Thursday.

The 25, who return to class with others next week following spring breakm, will not be allowed corridor passes except emergencies,″ he said, adding, ″The teachers have to use their judgment on these certain kids.″

In the past, students were permitted to puff in a courtyard, but Fairfield said he banned smoking this year in hope of helping students who were undecided about cigarettes to decide not to start.

The principal said he believes the new policy is working.

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