A 14-year-old British schoolgirl, who had been in the hospital the previous day, was denounced for racism by her teacher, who proceeded to file a police complaint. The young girl was ultimately arrested, fingerprinted, and placed in a jail cell for three and a half hours.
Her offense? She had complained of being placed in a study group with five Urdu-speakers with whom she could not communicate, and asked to change groups.
Her teacher at Harrop Fold High School in Worsley, Greater Manchester, reportedly shouted and screamed at her: “It’s racist, you’re going to get done by the police.”
The girl was placed in isolation, and a complaint of committing a section five racial public order offence was lodged against her by her teacher via the full-time police officer stationed in her school. A week later, the bobbies arrived to take the young lady into custody.
She was ultimately released without charges, and permitted to transfer to a different science class.
The Daily Mail reports:
Headteacher Dr Antony Edkins said: “An allegation of a serious nature was made concerning a racially motivated remark by one student towards a group of Asian students new to the school and new to the country.”
“We aim to ensure a caring and tolerant attitude towards people and pupils of all ethnic backgrounds and will not stand for racism in any form.”