A devastated mum has spoken out after her son was excluded from school for taking a "toy gun" into a McDonald's restaurant before class.
Pauline Pollard said that her son Mitchell, 12, was kicked out of school, a brand new school which opened in September 2021.Mitchell took a black and yellow toy gun to McDonald's and gave it to a friend who Pauline said later "shot a couple of pellets at two pupils".
While Christ Church school in Yardley Wood insisted that any decision to exclude a pupil is not made lightly Pauline, 53, suggested that its punishment methods were "over the top", Birmingham Live reports.The self-employed cleaner claimed that her son was the victim of "unfair treatment" and likened the school to an "army camp".Mark Bowman Dalton, the headteacher at Christ Church, said: "Any exclusion is not made lightly and will follow the statutory guidance set by the Department for Education.
Each case is treated fairly and will be reviewed by a panel of governors."Christ Church, Church of England Secondary Academy sets clear boundaries that encourage excellent behaviour and ensure the safety and well-being of everyone in the learning environment."Pauline insisted that despite being permanently excluded her son was not a "wayward" child.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk