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School denies West Leeds teen was sent home for selling hand sanitiser squirts

12 March 2020

Claims a West Leeds teenager was sent home from school after selling shots of hand sanitiser to his fellow pupils at 50p a go have been denied.

National news reports yesterday said Oliver Cooper, 13, made £9 profit after taking a tub of hand sanitiser to Dixons Unity Academy in Armley on Wednesday, March 11.

His mother, Jenny Tompkins, posted a picture of him on Facebook arriving home earlier after his entrepreneurial exploits at Dixons Unity Academy in Armley.

In a post on Facebook, she said it was hard to discipline her son when his “dad called to say he was a legend”.

But the school has refuted claims he had been sent home for selling hand sanitiser. A spokesman said: “No student has ever been excluded from Dixons Unity Academy for selling hand sanitiser.”

Five people in Leeds have so far tested positive for Coronavirus,

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