A boy was suspended from primary school for a day for taking in a toy gun.
Stuart Thomson, ten, spent a day at home after he was excluded from Hazelmere Junior School in Hawthorn Avenue, Colchester.A…what? A toy gun?
Well, maybe we are talking about one of those ultra-realistic looking weap…
His mother, Samantha Patterson, of Laburnum Grove, Colchester, believes the school has overreacted to the toy, which fires foam “bullets”. She said: “He had it in his bag and did not fire it, but the headteacher said it was a major incident.Christ, talk about hyperbole! What is she going to call a fight between pupils? A fire? A terrorist attack?
She seems to be an exceptionally dim woman, even by the usual standards of head teachers:
Headteacher Jenny Firth defended the decision saying no guns, not even toys, should be taken into school.
She said: “As a school we have a duty of care to the children and whatever type of gun it was, it should not have been taken to school.
“You don’t know how much damage could be done and we need to send the message it is unacceptable to bring it in. ”Well, perhaps if you’d sent that message before, setting out what is and is not acceptable to bring to school, the kid wouldn’t have thought he could?
“There was an incident a few years ago when we thought there was a worse weapon and we did have to call police.
“Other children may have more real guns at home and if they bring them in, a child could have an eye taken out.”We must think of the chiiiilllldreeeen!!!!!