Hi. As a Brit and mentor, but not a teacher, I would advise as follows:
If someone violates Company Policy, they would, following a review of the case and circumstances, be subject to possible disciplinary action, as laid down in the Policy, which could, in the ultimate situation, include dismissal.
Criminals are punished (as are children for being naughty at school). Adults are subject to discipline, by their Company, in the work context.
Hope this helps.