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21st Oct, 2021

Mum criticises South Bromsgrove High School for sending her son home for 'throwing tie off balcony'

A BROMSGROVE mother said she was ‘appalled’ at South Bromsgrove School which excluding her son after throwing his friend’s tie over a balcony and stating his behaviour was ‘unsafe’.

Kelly Moore said her son, Taylor, who is 15 and in year 11, had never been in trouble at school before.

“He’s never in fights or anything, the tie he threw over the balcony was his friend’s who isn’t making complaint.

“He’s missed so much schooling over the last 12 to 18 months because of Covid and being off over the summer and was so excited and happy to be going back to school

“He was at home on his own as I’m working, and I’ve been told he will be fined if he’s seen outside our home.”

Kelly said she felt it was wrong to throw the tie, but thought sending him home was ‘over the top’.

“We are just shocked. It’s such a harsh and unnecessary response for such a minuscule action.”

A South Bromsgrove High School spokesperson said: “Here at South Bromsgrove High, we have a commitment to keeping school safe for students, staff and visitors alike.

“We have a consistent framework for addressing the rare occasions where students break rules around safety.

“We are proud of our relationships with parents and carers, and do our utmost to resolve concerns locally.”

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