A father of a 14-year-old girl glued his hands to his daughter’s school gates to protest after she was sent back home from school for wearing an earring.
49-year-old Irate Geoff Smith said his 14-year-old daughter Bobbiemay got a piercing that stops her from getting migraines.
But, she was sent back home from school for wearing the earring.
To protest, the father glued both of his hands to his daughter’s school gates.
The protest was streamed on Facebook. The father can be heard saying, “I have superglued myself to the gate. My daughter has got a legal right to an education.”
“The superglue is burning my hands at the minute… but I would put myself through any pain so my daughter can live life without pain.”
A worker from the school, Cockburn John Charles Academy in Leeds, West Yorkshire, then asked, ‘what are you doing?’.
Police arrived at the scene after they were informed. However, Mr. Smith was not arrested.
According to DailyMail, Mr. Smith said: “It’s awful for a school to deprive a child of their education for something so minor. We tried everything to stop Bobbiemay’s migraines – she can be in agonizing pain for a week at a time with them.”
“But she hasn’t had one since getting the piercing five weeks ago. The piercing is working, it’s not coming out. Bobbiemay was doing really well at that school so that’s where I want her go go back to.”
“She’s missed a lot of schools now and it’s not fair. She’s an intelligent child and they have had no other issues with her until now.”
Meanwhile, a school spokesman said: “We would like to make it clear Bobbiemay Smith has not been excluded from the academy. She is welcome back at any time, as long as the earring is removed. Students and parents are aware of our clear uniform policy which is applied consistently.”
“In this particular case, medical evidence or a doctor’s note has not been provided to suggest exceptional circumstances. At all times, our focus is on Bobbiemay’s welfare and best interests and we hope to see her return to the academy as soon as possible.”