…where the victims are punished but no-one dare
‘disadvantage’ the perpetrator
Mrs Kalsoon said: “It’s maddening that the person who did this can just get on with their exams, and my child has had his life brought to a standstill. “
Maddening, yes. Unexpected, no.
Adam, who was attacked in a classroom at Sir John Thursby Community College, in Eastern Avenue, Burnley, will miss the rest of his GCSE exams, which are taking place this week.
Lancashire Police said investigations into the incident, which took place at 8.45am on May 13, were ongoing, but that no arrests had been made.
It is understood the boy who hit Adam, who cannot be named, has been excluded from the school, but will still be allowed to sit his remaining exams.
Well, of course! No doubt he has 'issues', poor wee lamb.
Well at least he can console himself with his 'D' in fisticuffs.
Presumably if a *Policeman* had been struck like that the plods would be able to "identify" the attacker more easily.
Words escape me sometimes.
John, Apparently 'the plods' already know who committed the assault but the age of the offender is taken into account, plus certain other factors before an arrest is made - third party evidence being obtained (schoolkids 'dobbing' their mates in has further social implications), 'permission' being given by social services and CPS, etc.The decision by the school is a matter for the (left wing, where every offender is really a victim) education authority and where the Police have no say. However, Don't let me stop armchair experts from having their say.
Leaving aside the legal and moral side of this case, I can't see there would be anything to gain by preventing the aggressor sitting his remaining exams - the chances of a juvenile thug with GCSEs eventually becoming a law-abiding citizen are surely marginally better than those of a juvenile thug with none.
Actually it is possible for the victim not to have to take the exams. Assuming their Exams Officer is on the ball, it is possible for the Awarding Body to grant the expected grades for the GCSEs. It is rare and the conditions are stringent (I used it myself when one of our candidates died - it allowed the bereaved parents to get a certificate reflecting the hard work the deceased made.)
"Words escape me sometimes."
Me too. Polite ones, certainly.
"However, Don't let me stop armchair experts from having their say."
Well, of course not! ;)
"...the chances of a juvenile thug with GCSEs eventually becoming a law-abiding citizen are surely marginally better than those of a juvenile thug with none."
With our debased GCSE system? Very marginal, I'd say!
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