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UK: 5 Year Old Boy Left Stranded Up Tree To Satisfty Ridiculously Stupid Left Wing Culture Of Failure.

Then they CALL THE POLICE ON THE CITIZEN WHO RESCUED HIM....

Teachers leave boy, 5, stranded in tree because of health and safety (then report passer-by who helped him down to police)

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 10:06 AM on 25th March 2010

A boy of five was left stranded in a tree at school because of a bizarre health and safety policy - which banned teachers from helping him down.

The mischievous pupil climbed the 20ft tree at the end of morning break and refused to come down.

But instead of helping him, staff followed guidelines and retreated inside the school building to ‘observe from a distance’ so the child would not get ‘distracted and fall’.
Kim Barrett

Good Samaritan: Kim Barrett outside Manor School in Melksham, Wiltshire, where she rescued a pupil stranded in a tree after staff would not get him down

The boy was only rescued after 45 minutes in the tree when passer-by Kim Barrett, 38, noticed the child and helped him down herself.

But instead of being thanked for her actions by the head teacher of the Manor School in Melksham, Wiltshire, she was reported to the police for trespassing.

Miss Barrett, who lives in Melksham with her six-year-old daughter who attends a different school, said she is ‘surprised’ and ‘shocked’ by the school's policy.

She said: 'I was completely shocked when I first saw him because he was sitting on a branch hanging out over the pavement.

'He was so young. He didn't look frightened but he was completely on his own - there were no teachers or friends in the playground and the field was empty.

'I walked past at 11.15am and he told me he had been hiding since the end of playtime because he didn't want to go back into class.

'Break ends at 10.30am so that means he had been in the tree for at least 45 minutes.

‘I stopped to ask him if he was OK, and it became clear that he'd been there since the end of playtime, which had been around half an hour earlier.

‘I was immediately concerned. I walked over to the school with the boy and was met by the associate head.

‘He didn't appear at all concerned, and was actually very patronising, patting me on the arm and asking me “what do you expect me to do, exactly, dear?”

‘When I said I thought it was a serious incident, he then said his only concern was me trespassing.

‘I was initially surprised that no one appeared to have missed this boy, no one could have known where he was because they could not have seen him from the school, and I was shocked at the way I was dealt with.’

The incident occurred on the morning of March 1 as Miss Barrett was walking home past the side entrance of 213-pupil The Manor Church of England Primary School.

She claims that she walked around to the front of the school, onto the playing field and then helped the schoolboy down before taking him back to his class.

But the school alleges that she ‘approached the school in an inappropriate way’ and asked her to leave the premises after she got into a row with staff over the boy's welfare.

Later that evening a letter from head teacher Beverley Martin was posted through Miss Barrett’s door, explaining that the school had contacted police about the incident.

The next morning she was visited by a PCSO who told her she had committed a trespassing offence by helping the young schoolboy down from the tree.

Miss Barrett, a part-time cleaner, said: ‘I felt really angry because I felt I had saved the school and this boy from something that could have been far worse, and that instead of thanking me I was under investigation.

‘It was ridiculous. He was all on his own, there was no one near him and you couldn't see the school buildings from where he was.

‘Not only was he at least 6ft off the ground, but someone taller than me could easily have reached in from the pavement and plucked him off the branch.

"The school say he was being watched but that's impossible because there is no line of sight from the school building to the tree.

'I am a mother myself and I find it a bit ridiculous that the school's policy is to leave a child up a tree. I would be very angry if this happened to my child.

'I think this is a big cover up and that the school obviously had no idea he was there. When I took him in they had no idea he was missing.'

Mrs Martin confirmed that the school's policy prevents staff going to the aid of children who have climbed trees.

She said: ‘The safety of our pupils is our priority and we would like to make it clear that this child was being observed at all times during this very short incident.

‘Like other schools whose premises include wooded areas, our policy when a child climbs a tree, is for staff to observe the situation from a distance so the child does not get distracted and fall.

‘We would strongly urge members of the public not to climb over a padlocked gate to approach children as their motives are not clear to staff.

‘To protect children, we cannot assume that people who enter the school grounds without permission have innocent intentions and must act accordingly.

‘If people are concerned about a child's welfare then they should go to the reception and alert a member of staff, who will be happy to help.

‘I am sure these expectations are the same in every school and are centred on children's wellbeing.’

A letter sent to Miss Barrett by Wiltshire Council added: ‘You may well have acted initially out of concern for the safety of the child but any such concerns should have been raised with a member of staff.

‘You subsequently behaved in a verbally aggressive manner to a member of staff.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1260253/Teachers-leave-boy-5-tree-health-safety.html#ixzz0jIzpXffg


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  • LOL... epic failure. Liberals are hands down the stupidest fucking people on the planet.

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  • fucking liberal retards.

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  • Pathetic people with pathetic policies...good grief!

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  • Where the fuck are these people? If I came across such a person they will get my size 10's. Right up there liberal pathetic arse.

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  • This is what big-government nanny-state gives you.

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  • hahahah if i was in that lady's position i would've caused such a scene in that school.

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  • take a good look Americans...Keep electing democrat masters and this is your country in 40 years.

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    • Bullshite! The USA is the most litigous country on the planet. You cant fart without the fear of some retard taking offence and suing your ass. Britain is not the socialist fcuking nightmare that right-wing piece of shite newspaper makes out. You have been brainwashed if you believe what they write.

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    • Yes they do...nothing like when I went to school and you could still get your ass whipped. Bring back the paddle and take back our schools.

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    • The BBC is right wing?

      http://tinyurl.com/y85ml28

      LOL!

      Feel stupid yet? I guess you wouldnt be able to tell the difference...

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  • OHHHHH NO we can't take any risk. Taking a risk is anti socialism.

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  • There is no UK health and safety policy which states you have to leave kids up trees. Particularly when they are only just ove 6 foot from the ground.

    Sounds like this school has a very inexperienced Health and Safety policy advisor who is scared to use common sense and a management who use bullying tactics to cover up their failures.

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  • To all British live leakers, correct me if I'm wrong but, a few months ago I read an article about a stupid book/manual/safety guide that was something like 80 plus pages that was provided for the police just RIDE A FUCKING BIKE!!!

    Before I thought that Britain has turned into a weird place, but now after reading this nothing susprises me comming from a wussified and emasculated society. Liberal immigration policies, stupid worthless gun ban, criminals have more rights than the victim, Islami More..

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  • Kids parents should sue school for allowing a five year old the access to a tree or anything else he can climb. You also don't observe from a distance a child whom is in a dangerous situation. An adult should have remained in close proximity to assist and/or encourage the kid. The schools policy is asinine and negligent.

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  • Ill say it again.....Vaginas.

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  • OMFG!... The West is so doomed. Excessive risk avoidance soon cumulates into a gigantic risk unto itself. A pussified will be conquered and enslaved sooner or later. That is a certainty. The ragheads must laugh themselves sick at this kind of stupidity.

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  • 5 years old
    %u2018He didn't appear at all concerned, and was actually very patronising, patting me on the arm and asking me %u201Cwhat do you expect me to do, exactly, dear?%u201D

    LEGEND

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  • yep .. some councils have "safe biscuit eating policy"
    this country has gone to the dogs...

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  • She should have just phoned the Fire Service, it's their job to rescue children stuck in a tree.
    Let the staff "report" them for trespass

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  • "To protect children, we cannot assume that people who enter the school grounds without permission have innocent intentions and must act accordingly."
    A simple FACT:
    Your Child is 120 times more Likely to be sexually abused by a school teacher than any other member of public, did you know that ?
    On average 3 School teachers a week in the UK are prosecuted for Sexual behaviour with Pupils.
    On par for par with other modes of employment in real terms this makes the 120 times more likely More..

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  • leave the little prick up there

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  • I bet the rescuer had big yellow teeth and saggy tits .

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  • 5 year old left stranded in tree: too liberal

    5 year old denied cancer treatment by insturance company: too conservative

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    • link to that?

      Democrats denied children healthcare but provide viagra to sex offenders in their government take over of health care...ouch...feeling stupid yet?

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  • "‘Not only was he at least 6ft off the ground, but someone taller than me could easily have reached in from the pavement and plucked him off the branch."

    I lost all sympathy for this kiddie-fiddler upon reading that.

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