Primary school pupils found with drugs in Burnley

Four nine-year-old boys have been suspended from their Lancashire primary school after being found with cannabis.

The children were found with a small amount of the class B drug at Cherry Fold Community Primary School in Burnley on Friday.

Police spoke to the boys and their parents and issued them with youth referral orders.

Deanne Marsh, acting head, said the pupils were "currently not at school while investigations are carried out".

She added: "It would not be appropriate for me to comment further as we take our pupils' confidentiality and safety very seriously and we are still looking into all the circumstances."

There is no evidence pupils were dealing the drug, which was in plant form, a Lancashire County Council spokesman said.

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