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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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That's like a new form of racism.

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But they smell of wee and have no souls?!

 

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

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

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

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

 

No, just gingers. 

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No, just gingers. 

 

But that's Gingerist

 

 

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

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

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

Even if that's a joke it's remarkably offensive.  :|

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yep, if you wrote that about black people your post would have been deleted and you probably would have been banned.

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

because its the teachers fault right? prevention and "punishment after the fact" is the only thing they can do... teachers ARE NOT parents, they are educators.

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Even if that's a joke it's remarkably offensive.  :|

 

Not as offensive as a ginger though.

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Not as offensive as a ginger though.

 

I like your sense of humor, but I think you are going to get in trouble ;)

Keep it up

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I like your sense of humor, but I think you are going to get in trouble ;)

Keep it up

 

It's alright.  Some of my best friends are ginger.

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Hey I resemble these remarks.    :)

 

Being a ginger for all of my life I do find this a bit alarming.  Guess us gingers need to keep a baseball bat and turn kick a ginger day  into beat an idiot day.     

 

Seriously though, I wish people would just learn to control themselves.

 

Just my no soul ginger two cents worth.

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Can you imagine the world if we did everything South Park did? o_o

 

Hope these idiots get punished... all jokes aside, that's violent and quite unnecessary.

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racism.

 

Consult a dictionary.

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Problem is... gingers smell.

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