Student Arrested For Over-Reading

Student Arrested For Over-Reading

A British high school called police to remove a star pupil who is so "obsessed" with revising that he refused to leave the library.

Student Arrested For Over-Reading

Jamie Gagliardi, 18, was ejected from Ifield Community College in southern England, after refusing to leave the library. The school accused Gagliardi, who is predicted to be an A-grade student, of being "obsessed" with after-school tuition and said that it called the police because the pupil was causing a "nuisance".

Gagliardi, who was forced to call his mother to pick him up, said: "I have been punished for wanting to do well. I am a hard-working and dedicated student, and this could have such an impact on my future."

The student went to the library despite being banned from the premises for the day as a punishment for interrupting the school principal during a meeting – to request extra revision sessions.

Marilyn Evans, the school’s director of administration, said: "He became vociferous and irritated that he couldn’t have after-school revision." She described Gagliardi as a "top student" who should do well in his exams, but said he had been "causing a nuisance and a disturbance on the premises." 

A police spokeswoman confirmed that officers were called to the school to remove a "disruptive" pupil who was refusing to leave the premises, but said that Gagliardi will not face any charges.

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