March 13, 2020 5.22 pm This story is over 44 months old

Lincoln mum hits out at school where son suffered racial abuse

Police investigated

A furious Lincoln mum has hit out at a school where her son has reportedly suffered abhorrent racist abuse.

The mum reported the comments made by another pupil at Washingborough Academy back in December but she has been unhappy with the response.

She claimed that her son was approached by another boy in the school who called him “a dirty n****r,” something she has also reported to the police.

The Lincolnite approached Lincolnshire Police which said its officers investigated the claims but left further action to the school.

It is understood that because the boy in question is under 10-years-old, which is the age of criminal responsibility in England, the police would not approach him.

The mum who reported the abuse to The Lincolnite and requested anonymity said that she was not satisfied with the police or the school.

She said: “The boy who called my son a dirty n****r has not even lost a single break, the school hasn’t done anything about it.

“Since then that word has been used again in the playground and one of the pupils has even recorded themselves saying it on Tik Tok.

“I didn’t expect the police to arrest the boy or anything like that but if you don’t tell children it is wrong then it will happen again and again.”

Washingborough Academy refuted the claims that they have taken no action to prevent racism at the school going forward.

Headteacher Jason O’Rourke told The Lincolnite: “The school takes the issue of inclusivity and diversity very seriously and has embedded these key values in its teaching for years.

“It was very disappointing that this isolated incident occurred four months ago but in response, we have spoken to all the children and parents involved.

“In addition, we have developed further the programmes we run to educate the children and teach them the tenants that are at the heart of our school community – responsibility, understanding and respect.”