A mother has decided to take her 15-year-old daughter out of school rather than make her remove her nose piercing.Well, that's sensible. Not!
Shannon, who lives with her mother in Greater Leys, Oxford, got the piercing on Saturday as an early present for her 16th birthday in December.Ah, what every chav wants to mark a significant birthday!
Although she knew there were rules against facial piercings, she claimed other girls in Year 11 got away with wearing small studs.Really?
Ms McNamara has claimed Oxford Academy can resolve the situation by giving Shannon her school work to take home.No, love, you don't get to make demands here. There are rules. Follow them, or face the consequences.
Oxford Academy deputy head teacher Sally Elliott said: 'Ms Mcnamara asked us to send Shannon home with eight weeks' worth of work and we wouldn't authorise a student being off for that period of time, so we said "we expect her in school".
'If she is unable to take the stud out she will be isolated from the rest of the school but she'll be able to do her work.
'Anyone we spot with unauthorised piercings will be dealt with in the same way.
'It helps students not get distracted from their education and helps them learn that there are rules in life.
'Shannon has been here five years...we've never allowed nasal piercings before and we're not going to allow them now.'Like mother, like daughter. I hope future potential employers are reading this.