Skip to comments.Teachers leave boy, 5, stranded in tree because of health and safety
Posted on 03/24/2010 3:39:12 PM PDT by Nachum
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.
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I would rather have firemen help my kid than some commie ass teacher anyway.
That’s one of the “not my job”, NEA situations.
Maybe a five day waiting period on trees would help.
Elf n’ safedee
That has to be one of the most hysterical things I’ve read today. Is this from the Onion?
Wow... the UK has finally plunged head first off the cliff.
Nobody could at least come up with a mattress? Or a couch cushion?
If they had ever climbed a tree themselves they would know its harder coming down. The boy has a greater chance of falling than when he went up.
That’s modern day England. Remember last year when a British Fire Dept. wouldn’t run into a burning bldg. because it would place them at risk?
Churchill rolling over.
It’s official. We are now living in a Monty Python skit.
Run away! Run away!
I wish I could.
Not only is this school policy, evidently it is also police policy.
AND, at the end of the article, the Wiltshire Council, presumably the politicians in charge of things, also chime in and blame the woman for trespassing and disrespect.
The REST OF THE STORY is even more appalling:
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.
‘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
Mandatory tree locks
Geez, no wonder the muzzies are taking over Britain. The natives have all become worthless pussies. The island is finished. RIP.
If this boy were a tree-hugger, there would be plenty of folks willing to help him establish permanent residence.
Kids climbing trees, now that’s a crisis and needs intervention? Sheesh! I climbed trees, my siblings climbed trees, my friends climbed trees, and I let my kids climb trees. Bad mom! Bad mom!
I had a rule which frustrated my oldest child. No help into the tree and they needed to be sure to climb no farther than they could climb down. That frustrated the oldest because the middle child made it up the tree before she did. The oldest was so mad when I wouldn’t make the middle help her up.
You are dead on.......even if the UK is only the edge of the cliff, the muslims are going to kick them over.
I really do feel I living on Bizarro Earth. Nothing flippin’ makes sense any more.
Sorry not covered under obamacare