Wednesday, 18 March 2009

"Problem...? What problem? I don't see a problem..."

The motorist:
'I've never been so terrified in my life. I was driving along with my son in the back when all of a sudden I had all these kids surrounding me, stamping and kicking my car.'
The pensioner:
'They were being really rowdy, I saw stones thrown into the air near cars and they were chanting very loudly.

'The group of children were walking down the middle of the road, buses and cars were stopped in their tracks, they shouted at the occupants and stones were thrown at the vehicles.'
The local businessman:
'I saw them throw eggs at passing buses. They were a big noisy and rowdy group.'
All just making something out of nothing, according to the headmaster of Halifax High:
'The kids were out of school, they were in a large group and people will tend to brand any large group of children as yobs. They were making a protest, it was inappropriate and unhelpful to the gentleman's cause but they were well intentioned.'
The pictures show a strangely, well, homogeneous group of 'schoolchildren' too...

I guess diversity isn't a priority at Halifax High.

5 comments:

Rob said...

Let's get a group together and pelt the headmaster's car with stones when he is in it. Don't worry, Sir - we are well-intentioned and just being boisterous.

This fool is well on the way to winning Liberal Idiot of the Year, and it is only March.

Von Spreuth said...

The pictures show a strangely, well, homogeneous group of 'schoolchildren' too...

There are two whites there I can see....Probably Bulgarian or something.

Von Brandenburg-Preußen.

Mark said...

The Mail's story coyly doesn't name the suspended teacher, or his alleged infraction of the rules- Why ?. I've seen many reports where a suspended teacher has been named (most recently the guy in East London suspended for wearing tracky bottoms).
Would publishing his name suggest something about his origins, and whether they are or aren't similar to those of the schoolboy 'demonstrators' ?
Would mentioning what he has been suspended for tend to reinforce the 'stereotype' that certain 'groups' are more prone to cheating in formal exams ? (He is a maths teacher after all, the only subject where there is always only one 'right' answer).
I think we should be told- what a shame we probably won't be !

JuliaM said...

"This fool is well on the way to winning Liberal Idiot of the Year, and it is only March."

And such a strongly contested field, too..

"The Mail's story coyly doesn't name the suspended teacher, or his alleged infraction of the rules-"

Plenty of otheer papers did - it's maths teacher Akram Ali, who was suspended over what were described as 'serious allegations'...

Make of that what you will!

Young Mr. Brown said...

I think the real story here is that a group of high school pupils like one of their teachers so much that they come out in sympathy when he is suspended.

Touching, really.