A schoolboy who assaulted another pupil in a classroom will not be charged with a criminal offence.Another CPS cock-u…
Oh. Hang on:
After an investigation, and because of the age of both pupils, Notts Police said they would be putting the attacker, who is also 14, through a restorative justice course – aimed at making him realise the consequences of such actions – rather than charging him with a criminal offence and pursuing it through the courts.Oh, good grief! We aren’t talking about a minor scrap here, he put the boy in hospital!
Sergeant Deb Barton, force lead in restorative justice, explained: "I am working closely with both the victim and his family and the other boy and his parents to establish a conclusion that works for everyone.
"The incident shouldn't have happened; however, it led to the victim receiving medical treatment that saved his life…"Wait. What?
After being given first aid by the school's caretaker the victim was taken to King's Mill Hospital but later transferred to the Glenfield Hospital in Leicestershire, where doctors subsequently diagnosed him with a potentially life-threatening illness.Oh, well, why not give the little sod a first aid certificate as well?
But wait, Officer Deb isn’t finished with her boilerplate press release:
"But instead of progressing down the criminal justice route, the victim's family simply wanted to ensure the other boy was aware of what his actions led to, and the possible consequences that any sort of violence can have.Because hey, why should only this kid be the beneficiary of some ‘House’-style investigatory medical procedures?
"Restorative justice is also an important tool for us to quickly reintegrate the victim back into school.
Perhaps he can ask the others to meet him at the back of the bike sheds for a ‘consultation’…
"We don't want to see young people criminalised for acting rashly or making a bad decision in the heat of the moment."Like thumping another kid in the classroom..?
Oh, and if anyone wonders where this bizarre concept of 'restorative justice' came from in the first place, well, wonder no more. It came from the EU.
Can we leave yet?