UK school story: PC gone wild or more?

October 15, 2006 at 10:31 pm 1 comment

Political correctness it would seem has run amuck in a UK school it would seem at first glance.

While its not known exactly what else transpired between a school girl and teacher and what may have been said – I am assuming based on the news story only of a local news website in Lancashire, England.

The language report claims because she could not speak was Urdu. and wanted to change classroom groups she was arrested or so reports the website: “”

But – could only one side of the story have been told? The young woman of 14 was detained under this law:

[] …”Section 5 (1) states that a person is guilty of an offence if he:
“Uses threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or disorderly behaviour, or displays any writing, sign or visible representation which is threatening, abusive or insulting, within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress thereby…” []

While the news item is only a report it does seem a little extreme to not allow someone to be excused from a group they did not feel comfortable with.

if an investigation is called this is a most interesting issue at time of increasing Immigration related concerns in the UK.

[] …” A SCHOOLGIRL was arrested for allegedly making racist remarks to Asian pupils because some of them did not speak English. Codie Stott’s family, who live in Grosvenor Drive, Walkden, said she was kept in custody in a police cell for three and a half hours. The 14-year-old was reported by teachers at Harrop Fold High School, in Worsley, after she refused to study with her Asian classmates. …” []

I doubt has it become a crime to speak only English in the UK schools? And express a desire to do so? Oh well – this one worth watching.


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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Hiren  |  October 16, 2006 at 12:21 pm

    The more things change, the more they remain the same. There are plenty of such stories to be found in India.


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