A female teacher at a school for pupils with behavioural problems has been suspended over claims she accidentally stabbed a ten-year-old boy with a pair of SCISSORS.
Tyreece Wedderburn was just three hours into his first full day when another boy grabbed a pair of scissors and threatened to stab other pupils.
A female teacher intervened and grabbed the scissors but during the struggle she is alleged to have struck Tyreece, who was sitting nearby, in the upper arm.
He was rushed to hospital where he received five stitches to the three-inch gash in his left arm.
The brawl broke out at New Park School in Wolverhampton, West Mids., last Friday (25/9).
Yesterday Wolverhampton City Council confirmed the female teacher, who has not been named, has been suspended pending an investigation into the incident.
Tyreece’s mum Tamara Stuart, 34, is now refusing to send her son back to school over concerns about his safety.
The mum-of-three, from Wednesbury, West Mids., said: “Tyreece had to move there from another school because he had a statement for behaviour problems.
“I was panicking about sending him there in the first place because when we went to look around it was chaos.
“The kids were completely out of control, running around fighting and swearing at the teachers. It was disgusting.
“I’m angry and devastated over what’s gone on. To send your kid to school and have him get stabbed is something that no parent should have to go through.
“The teacher was trying to the scissors off this boy and he was abusive towards her.
“When she got the scissors off him, the boy was racist to Tyreece and ran over towards him. The teacher then ran over and had stabbed Tyreece.
“She wasn’t holding the scissors probably. She was holding them with the blade outwards.
“I blame the teacher for the way she dealt with it. Why wasn’t she holding the scissors probably too? That is really dangerous.”
“I am not very happy with the school. They haven’t even apologised for this.”
A spokesman for Labour-controlled council said: “We are fully aware of an incident which occurred at New Park School on Friday.
“A member of staff has been suspended without prejudice, pending the outcome of the independent investigation currently underway.”
A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said officers had attended a meeting at the school and were satisfied the incident was “accidental” and no further action was being taken.
New Park School, which caters for 107 children aged 7-16 with serious behavioural, emotional and social difficulties, is investigating the incident and suspended the teacher.
In February 2014, inspectors found staff using physical force to restrain pupils, while youngsters were spotted damaging school property and smoking on site.
An £80,000 fence has since been erected around the school to stop pupils wandering off site during the day, and a police officer was stationed there full-time.