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U.K. School Kids Get Six @&#! Strikes

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U.K. School Kids Get Six @&#! Strikes

U.K. School Kids Get Six @&#! Strikes

U.K. School Kids Get Six @&#! Strikes

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A secondary school in England has a new policy to deal with swearing in class. Students can use even the most profane swear word up to five times during a lesson. But a sixth expletive — and they're in trouble. Teachers will keep a running tally on the blackboard. Angry parents and politicians have some choice words of their own about the new policy. The school's headmaster says fiddlesticks: He's simply being realistic.