Boys excluded from Cardinal Heenan School over firework

Two boys have been excluded from a school in Liverpool for setting off a firework at the school gates which hit a cleaner in the face.

The firework was set off at Cardinal Heenan Roman Catholic High School, West Derby, at 15:10 GMT on Monday.

The cleaner, a 58-year-old woman, was taken to hospital to be treated for facial burns after the incident.

Head teacher Dave Forshaw said he had identified the students responsible and two of them would be excluded.

'Strong action'

"We have spoken to several boys, several eyewitnesses and we now have absolutely the names of the boys who were involved," he said.

"All of the group will be punished, but two in particular - the one who brought the firework in and the other that lit it.

"The whole community is shocked that anything like this could happen but I think they are also reassured by the fact that there is swift and strong action being taken straight away."

Merseyside Police is investigating the incident.

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