English Schoolgirl arrested because she asked to study with English speaking students

May the ghost of Buford Pusser appear in my house as a free-floating, full-torso, vaporous apparition and beat me senseless with a two-by-four if I am making this up.

The teenage schoolgirl was placed in a discussion group with five students, only one of which knew English. She found she could not discuss the study topic in a language she did not speak. When she asked to be moved to a discussion group where she could, you know, do the assignement, the teacher screamed at her, threatened to have her arrested, and then did have her arrested.  They booked her. She says she spent three hours in a jail cell.


The money line:  ” A complaint was made to a police officer based full-time at the school….”

Full time officer.

“The incident happened in the same local education authority where a ten-year-old boy was prosecuted earlier this year for calling a schoolfriend racist names in the playground.”

Ten-year-old boy.