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24 Nov 2009

Four Year Old Expelled from School


A four year old boy has just become one of the youngest children in Britain to be expelled from school.

He started at the school, Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School in Preston, in September and has already been expelled for constantly disrupting classes and attacking teachers.

In one incident he is said to have lashed out at a teacher after he was dragged away from light switches he was repeatedly flicking on and off.
Another claims McKenzie Dunkley kicked her after he got into an argument with a pupil over a jigsaw.

He was suspended from his reception class four times by the head at the Sacred Heart Primary School in Ashton-on-Ribble, Lancashire, before finally being expelled a week ago.

His parents had earlier refused to agree to a special action plan to deal with his behaviour and insist that he is a lively and lovable child who never caused any problems before starting school in September.

His mother said: "They are making him out to be a thug and I think they are treating him far too old. They are saying he won't listen, is disruptive and is just doing what he wants but he's still only four and getting used to school. He was one of the youngest in the class and it is down to the teachers to help him settle and I don't think that has been done. They are saying he's very violent and all the other kids are scared of him. I've never heard such nonsense."

The Headteacher, Carol Seagraves, said: "It is only on very rare occasions that a school would consider permanently excluding a child as young as four. At such a young age, behaviour of the kind that could lead to exclusion needs to be investigated and dealt with quickly by the appropriate specialists. In order to do this, we do, of course, need the full co-operation of the family so that we can put the right support in place."