Wednesday, 2 May 2007

Classroom thuggery in Cornwall

A 12-year-old boy has been arrested after an incident at a Cornwall school in which a 13-year-old boy was left with serious head injuries.

The Year Eight pupil suffered a suspected fractured skull at Bodmin College at 1300 BST on Tuesday.

He is in a stable condition at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol. A 12-year-old boy was arrested and bailed until 2 July.

The incident came amid claims by some parents of bullying at the school while others called it safe and friendly.

One parent, who has a daughter at the college, said: "My daughter has been regularly verbally abused and harassed in her first year at the college.

"We have also had a meeting with the head teacher and my daughter was told to get a thicker skin."

The school responded: "The school takes all incidents of bullying very seriously indeed and has a clear anti-bullying policy which is followed by staff and students."

Isn't state education just great? Still, I suppose it's not as bad as rape in the classroom, which we have in London.

3 comments:

Aberdeen Group Organiser said...

Brill website my first visit of many I have booked marked your site. keep up the good work.

Rather tired away to bed big day today...

Fulham Reactionary said...

Thanks for your kind comments.

I should imagine that today would be quite a big day for you. The results should be interesting as well...

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

yh coz bodmin college is soo bad aint it!
ur all makin it sound so bad but it aint!!