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#1 Hum

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 09:26

Police are thought to be investigating incidents at the Wingfield Academy in Rotherham, Yorkshire, where at least six red-headed students were attacked on their way to classes on the same day.

The apparently coordinated attacks are similar to an idea featured in the controversial US adult cartoon South Park, in which characters organise a ‘Kick a Ginger Day’.

Parents at the 850-student school, with pupils aged between 11 and 16, have launched a Facebook group to highlight the issue, posting pictures of their children’s bruises and leading calls to ensure there is no repeat of the violence.

One mother, who asked not to be named, said she had taken her 13-year-old son out of the school until teachers could assure her there would be no further attacks.

She said: "My son rang me and said kids were kicking him, saying it was National Kick a Ginger Kid Day. He was scared so I went to get him out of school.

"My son's leg is swollen and there are bruises coming through.

“It is both boys and girls who have been carrying out this bullying and I want action from the school to make sure it does not happen again.”

The father of a 13-year-old girl said his daughter had also come home with bruised legs after being singled out because of her hair colour.

"I think it's disgusting,” he said. “It's very upsetting for my daughter. If I went into school and kicked a kid then I would be arrested.

"She should be able to go to school without having to worry about being kicked in the corridor.”

Several websites devoted to ‘Kick a Ginger Day’ have listed 20 November as the ‘official’ date, leading to concerns there will be further attacks on pupils next month.

Senior staff at the Wingfield Academy said the pupils who carried out the attacks had been “strongly reprimanded".

A spokesman for the school, which was rated ‘Outstanding’ for student care by Ofsted, said: “These deplorable acts, done in the name of singling innocent people out, have no place in our school and as soon as it was brought to my attention that such acts had taken place in our school, we acted swiftly to deliver a strong message.

"The pupils involved in carrying out these acts of violence have been strongly reprimanded and a school-wide warning has gone out that any future acts of violence, carried out in the name of discrimination, or any other reason, will be met with similar strong and decisive action.”

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 09:52

That's like a new form of racism.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 09:56

But they smell of wee and have no souls?!

 

Nah kids will bully over anything, it's not very nice!



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 09:57

I prefer 'kick an old lady' day. :laugh:



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 10:04

If that happened at my son's school, I'd be declaring kick-a-teacher day.

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 10:44

That's like a new form of racism.

new? Ginger people have been victims forever, they are all bullied at school but the teachers do nothing about it.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 10:49

I'm tired of hearing ginger complain all the time. Stop breeding with one another and the problem will go away soon enough.

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 10:49

new? Ginger people have been victims forever, they are all bullied at school but the teachers do nothing about it.

 

 

Not true.  I'm ginger and was never bullied.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 10:52

I'm tired of hearing ginger complain all the time. Stop breeding with one another and the problem will go away soon enough.

 

You gonna say that about any group of people that complains?



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 10:56

You gonna say that about any group of people that complains?

 

No, just gingers. 



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 11:01

No, just gingers. 

 

But that's Gingerist

 

 

P/S - my ginger wont be spreading anywhere, can't stand kids :D



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 11:18

stupidest thing ever.....

 

why do people have to make things up just to bully people....

 

 

its one to thing to say things to bully people, but to make a holiday about beating people. thats just wrong in so many levels and a disgrace.

I would be ashamed if that was my kids and would probably send them to military school. when I was growing up, my parents threaten to send me there a couple times and a couple of other things.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 11:28

Exactly what colored haired kids DID they expect to be targeted on G-Day?  Duh!



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 12:01

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=EY39fkmqKBM



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 12:18


P/S - my ginger wont be spreading anywhere, can't stand kids :D

 

Good.  It's easier if you constrain yourselves voluntarily :p





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