Police equipped with cameras had to be called after scores of children ran wild on their last day at school."Freeze sunshine, this Instamatic is loaded!"
People living close to Priory School in Lewes watched in horror as Year 11 pupils hurled paint, flour and eggs at them and passing cars.
The teenagers also swore at teachers and younger pupils.Lovely! Of course, the adults (supposedly) in charge showed the sound reasoning and grasp of the situation we've come to expect:
Teachers called police and officers arrived in vans to film the GCSE students misbehaving in the playground and around the school in Mountfield Road.
Eventually head teacher Tony Smith sent a “significant” proportion of the 15 and 16-year-olds home and cancelled the celebration the school had planned for the next day for them.Thus telling all the others who didn't misbehave that there's no point in not misbehaving. You get punished along with the rest...
Head teacher Mr Smith said: “Traditionally, on the last Wednesday before the end of the year, the pupils march to school.
“Previously there has been trouble but last year went very well and we thought we had changed the culture.
“Unfortunately this year a significant number of Year 11 pupils had to be sent home.
“They threw coloured powder and water around the school and would not move.
“There were also eggs thrown and, unfortunately, poor language was used.
“They were over-excited and so were sent home.
“Those that had exams were told to tidy up and do their exams.
“It is such a shame this happened.”I had to double-check the age of the pupils involved - he sounds like he's talking about 5 year olds, doesn't he?