An east Auckland school has apologised to students after a relief teacher breached policy to “check the pockets of students,” Stuff reports. In late May, a relief teacher at Howick Intermediate school “patted students down” in an attempt to find $25 a student had lost. School principal Sara Pickering said it was an isolated case which wouldn’t happen again. Howick Intermediate is a co-ed school for students in years 7 and 8, aged 11 to 13 years old.