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OSAKA — A fifth of the entire student body at an Osaka prefectural high school has been grounded for drinking and smoking in parties following a recent athletic event, it was learned July 2.

Suita Senior High School took the punitive measures for 175 of its 924 students. Because eight members of the school’s baseball team were among the students grounded, the school has notified the organizers of the national summer high school baseball tournament that the team will pull out as a gesture for students to reflect on their conduct, school authorities said.

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