SCHOOL’S ‘SLAVE AUCTION’
LONDON: A school has refused to expel a group of white pupils who chained a black child to a lamp post and whipped him in a reported mock slave auction.
The youngster was hit with sticks by seven teenagers who called him racist names harking back to the slave trade.
It is understood all those involved were in the same friendship group and the incident happened at lunchtime on the grounds of the school in Bath, Somerset. Three of the alleged perpetrators were originally expelled by the head teacher — but were allowed to return when the board of governors overturned that decision. The secondary school said the incident was ‘‘unacceptable’’ but those involved were ‘‘established friends’’.