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Student charges pupils 50p for squirt of hand soap, gets expelled

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In times of pandemic, people do some pretty mad things.

Some go on social media and become politicians overnight, some queue up for an hour at Aldi to stockpile toilet roll and pasta. This lad, however, saw a business opportunity and ran with it.

That lad is 13-year-old Oliver from Leeds, who was expelled from school last week after teacher's caught him selling squirts of hand soap to fellow pupils for 50p a pump.

Dixons Unity Academy

The incident came to light after a post on Facebook by Oliver's mum went viral on Wednesday – racking up an enormous 200,000 shares and 100,000 comments in a matter of days.

Writing on her post, Jenny Tompkins said: "This is a picture of my teenage son just getting in from school.

"Why is he getting in from school at 10:53am you ask? Schools don't finish until 3pm.

"Well the little turd has just been expelled from school for the day after been caught charging students 50p a squirt for hand sanitiser to protect themselves from the bloody corona virus!!"

Dixons Unity Academy

Jenny continues: "It's very hard to discipline this behaviour when his dad phones him from work to call him a fucking legend.

"And for those asking, he made £9! He bought a multipack of Doritos and saving the rest to buy a kebab later."

The savvy lad racked up £9 in total, meaning he'd provided ample virus protection to 18 of his fellow students during his entrepreneurial lunch time stint.

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However, it's worth noting that Dixons Unity Academy in Armley did not expel Oliver for selling hand soap, but in fact sent him home after refusing to go into isolation following the incident.

According to Mrs Tompkins, Oliver felt he had done nothing wrong and believed spending the rest of the day in isolation wasn't justified. Fair enough.

I just hope Oliver got himself that victory kebab in the end, because he's a future businessman in the making.

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There are currently 9 cases of COVID-19 in Leeds, out of a local population of 789,194.

A total of 1,372 cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in the UK, with the country now ramping up measures as part of the second stage of the government's phased plan to tackle the outbreak.

Find out what to do if you believe you have symptoms of COVID-19 here.

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