A teenager had a knife held to his throat in a classroom by a bully who threatened to "slit him and watch him bleed".Well, at least the school were right on top of the sit…
Police were called to The Archbishop Lanfranc School, in Mitcham Road, West Croydon, on Monday, and arrested a pupil in connection with the incident.
Speaking about Monday's incident, his mum Kelly, of Bute Road, Waddon, said: "I knew straightaway something was up.Probably, yes.
"He told me that he'd had a knife held to him during a food technology lesson.
"The school did nothing, they hadn't phoned me or the police, so I called the police myself.
"They went straight there and I met the officers.
"The officers arrested the boy but the rest of the class were too scared to speak up against this bully.
"I felt physically sick. I still do at the thought of it.
"Charlie is depressed.Will it have to take him killing himself before they do something about the problem?"
In the past, Mrs Marsh claims Charlie has been savagely beaten with a belt, had money stolen and his clothes ripped.These are assaults. Why is no-one taking them seriously?
He was also beaten by a gang of bullies in a stairwell while others filmed the sickening ordeal on their mobile phones.
Hospital letters seen by the Advertiser tell of occasions Charlie has been hospitalised because of his injuries.
Head teacher David Clark confirmed police had arrested a pupil, who was later released.Without charge? Presumably because no-one admitted to witnessing it?
He told the Advertiser there had been a history of issues but that the school had a "highly regarded" anti-bullying programme in place.Clearly, if they are still continuing, you haven’t ‘dealt with them in an appropriate manner’, have you?
Mr Clark added: "We have offered Charlie and his family all the support we can, both through the school and with external agencies.
"There have been incidents in the past, and where incidents have occurred we have dealt with them in an appropriate manner including using necessary sanctions to other pupils who were involved."
But then, when you spend all your time arranging photo opportunities for minor rappers and begging for rebuilding money, I expect the small things slip your mind…