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Whats wrong with these people? PC gone mad?

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posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 08:34 AM
Saw this while browsing links in an unrelated thread. Here is an example sheer stupidy made common by well meaning but misguided legislations and policys.

Teachers leave boy, 5, stranded in tree because of health and safety (then report passer-by who helped him down to police)

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A boy of five was left stranded in a tree at school because of a bizarre health and safety policy - which banned teachers from helping him down.
The mischievous pupil climbed the 20ft tree at the end of morning break and refused to come down.
But instead of helping him, staff followed guidelines and retreated inside the school building to ‘observe from a distance’ so the child would not get ‘distracted and fall’.

The boy was only rescued after 45 minutes in the tree when passer-by Kim Barrett, 38, noticed the child and helped him down herself.
But instead of being thanked for her actions by the head teacher of the Manor School in Melksham, Wiltshire, she was reported to the police for trespassing.
Miss Barrett, who lives in Melksham with her six-year-old daughter who attends a different school, said she is ‘surprised’ and ‘shocked’ by the school's policy...

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Good Samaritan: Kim Barrett outside Manor School in Melksham, Wiltshire, where she rescued a pupil stranded in a tree after staff would not get him down

posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 08:36 AM
What's it matter if somebody did get hurt? They have universal healthcare. Everybody should have been clamoring to get that kid out of the tree.

posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 08:38 AM
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