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The Asian family said concerns were raised with them after the child drew a picture of a man cutting the vegetable with a large knife.
Nursery staff in Luton, Beds, told the child's mother they believed he was saying "cooker bomb" when he was asked about the drawing, and discussed referring the case to the Home Office's 'Prevent' deradicalisation scheme.
However, the case was eventually referred to police and social services panel instead, who decided not to take further action, the BBC Asian Network reported.
Since July teachers and other workers have been obliged to report any suspicious activity ever since the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act became law.
Officials have denied claims a spelling error led to a 10-year-old Muslim boy, who wrote he lived in a "terrorist house", being spoken to by police. The family of the pupil, who attends a Lancashire primary school, claim he meant he lived in a "terraced house". The boy was spoken to by Lancashire Police at his home the next day. In a statement, police and the county council said it was "untrue to suggest that this situation was brought about by a simple spelling mistake". "The school and the police have acted responsibly and proportionately in looking into a number of potential concerns using a low-key, local approach," it said. "No concerns were identified and no further action was required by any agency." Teachers have been legally obliged to report any suspected extremist behaviour to police since July. The boy's family said they were left shocked by the 7 December incident and want both the school and police to apologise.
originally posted by: RainbowPhoenix
To be fair here I can see how Europeans are probably on edge these days with the surge of Islamic refugees and immigrants. So yeah they are jumping at shadows now because they are anxious about what the government is allowing to happen to their native countries.
I think saying something and getting it wrong and "hurting somebody's cultural feelings" is the lesser of two evils when faced with the possibility of people being murdered in your school because you brushed something off.