A excluded school pupil has been called before magistrates – for returning to the classroom due to boredom.

The teenager was excluded from his Teesside school about two years ago.

But the youngster, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found in a technology classroom – helping his friend with his woodwork.

This week he appeared at Teesside Youth Court over his actions.

Prosecutor Kate Hills said the boy had been found in a technology room at the school at around 8.45am on Monday, July 16.

“He had gone into the technology room and was assisting one of his friends with his work,” she said.

Ms Hills said that police were called and the boy was removed from the school and interviewed.

She said that a new male teacher had been taking the class and had not noticed he had joined them.

Ms Hills explained that the teenager had a history of throwing furniture around and swearing at school. But she added that he had no previous convictions.

John Clish, defending, said the teenager had been at a loose end.

“At the time of the offence he was not doing anything meaningful and was maybe envious of his friends who had the benefit of education,” he said.

Mr Clish said that the teenager described his entry into the school as “relatively straightforward”. But he was able to appreciate that his actions were not appropriate.

Mr Clish added that the teenager has since sent a letter to the school to apologise.

The youngster had pleaded guilty to causing a nuisance or disturbance on academy premises.

He was given a three-month youth referral order which will see him attend regular sessions in a bid to address his offending.

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