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Stonyhust pupils told not to return

Stonyhurst College

Stonyhurst College

The two Stonyhurst College pupils who ran away to the Dominican Republic have been told by their headteacher not to return to the school.

Indira Gainiyeva (17) and Edward Bunyan (16) disappeared from Stonyhurst on January 13th.

Headmaster Andrew Johnson said their position was now “untenable”.

A statement from Stonyhurst College said: “Both their parents and the College were hugely relieved when the two were discovered late last Sunday night. Since then, the two young people have given an account of their behaviour to their parents. The headmaster of Stonyhurst, Mr Andrew Johnson, has also been in contact with the parents and has spoken to the two students.

“Their parents have agreed with him that, after what they have done, their children’s position at Stonyhurst is untenable. The parents will, therefore, be withdrawing their children from Stonyhurst.

“However, Mr Johnson has been in touch with the headmaster of another school who has agreed to interview both young people with a view to giving them a last chance to make a success of their sixth form education.

“Both young people have expressed their regret for the trouble they have caused, and both families wish to thank the police and other authorities for assisting them in finding their children safe and sound. The two young people now ask to be left alone to make a new start at a new school.”

 

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