A mum has hit out at a school after her daughter was collected without her permission.Oh noes! Paedophiles! Stranger danger! Aieeeeee!
Danielle Huggins, 25, is now getting legal advice after Cherrytree Primary School allowed her daughter to leave the premises with another adult, without her permission.
Miss Huggins’ seven-year-old daughter Kelci (Ed: Ah, I see….) was taken unwell at the school, in Church Road, Basildon.Well, that’s because the alternate contact was advised and they said they were sending a surrogate. If you’ve a problem with that, why not take it up with granddad, rather than consult a lawyer?
The school tried to contact Miss Huggins, but because she was having blood tests at Basildon Hospital, her phone was off.
Unable to reach Kelci’s mum, the school contacted her grandad who then sent another woman to collect the child.
Although the other woman was known to Miss Huggins, she did not have permission to collect the child and Miss Huggins claims the woman was able to take Kelci without being challenged.
“The school didn’t even challenge this person and it could have been a paedophile for all the school knows.”Yes, I’m sure they monitor the airwaves around schools for just this sort of opportunity. Wind your neck in, love.
Only Miss Huggins and Kelci’s grandad have permission to pick her up from school.
Miss Huggins said the school had failed to apologise or explain its actions.
She added: “I’m making an official complaint because the person who picked Kelci up could have been anyone and this can’t be allowed to happen again.”I think you missed the point that she ‘could have been anyone your alternate contact authorised to pick up’, didn’t you?
Following the incident, which happened last Tuesday, Essex County Council, speaking on behalf of the school, defended its actions.She doesn’t seem to want discussion with anyone who can’t get her 15 minutes of fame or a big payout…
A spokeswoman said: “This child was unwell at school. The teachers and office staff used the contact numbers which had been provided in order to arrange for someone to collect her.
“The officer spoke to the child’s grandad, who said someone would be collecting her from school.
“A short time later the child was collected by someone she knew and was happy to go home with.
“Following this, the child’s mother contacted the school to inform us of her concerns.
The headteacher has offered to meet with her to discuss these further.”