Boy, 13, is sent home from school for selling squirts of hand sanitizer


A teenage ‘Del Boy’ who capitalised on coronavirus fears by charging fellow pupils 50p a time to use hand sanitiser was suspended from school for a day.

Oliver Cooper, 13, picked up a $3 bottle of Johnson’s child hand wash from a Tescostore in Leeds as he waited for the school bus. 

He earned himself a quick $15 after charging people to use the cleansing product, but soon fell foul of staff who sent him home for the day.

Oliver, who attends Dixon’s Unity Academy, now faces a day in isolation followed by a two-hour detention after allegedly breaching school rules. 

His parents are up in arms about his one-day exclusion, and have praised enterprising Oliver, who spent his cash on Doritos and a kebab.

Oliver said: All I can listen to is the radio. They’ve been going on about the coronavirus and how important hand sanitiser and washing your hands is. 

‘So before the bus came, I bought a tub of hand wash from Tesco and offered to it my mates. They gave me the idea that I could charge for it, so I did.

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