Two Muslim schoolboys have been barred from classes because they will not shave off their beards. The 14-year-olds were placed in "isolation" at Mount Carmel Roman Catholic High School in Accrington, Lancashire. Headteacher Xavier Bowers said the matter was not one of religion but about dress code:
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