Red-haired girl, 13, is stabbed with scissors at school in ‘terrifying’ break-time attack ‘by boy making fun of the colour of her hair’
- A 13-year-old girl was taken to A&E after being gouged at a Kent school
- Daisy Andrew was stabbed in the back of her legs with a small pair of scissors
- The school has said the shocking incident is under investigation
A 13-year-old red-headed girl stabbed with a pair of scissors at school ‘by a boy making fun of the colour of her hair’.
Daisy Andrew was the victim of the ‘terrifying’ break time attack earlier this week at Homewood School in Tenterden, Kent, which left her with two 15mm-deep puncture wounds in her legs.
Her father Robin Andrew, 43, claims a boy was making fun of Daisy’s red hair while she was with a group of friends.
Mr Andrews said: ‘She told him to go away because she doesn’t usually let stuff like that bother her.
Daisy Andrew was stabbed in the back of her leg with a pair of scissors while at school
Daisy Andrew’s father Robin claims the attack took place because of her red hair
‘She turned around and thought he had gone away, but then he produced half a pair of scissors and said ”look I’ve got this shank here!” and stuck it in the back of her leg twice.
‘Blood was all down her tights and filled up her shoe. She needs new shoes because we can’t clean them out.’
Following the incident, Daisy was assessed by the school nurse and taken to A&E at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford.
Since the attack on Tuesday, Daisy has been left walking with a slight limp and has been told to expect some bruising.
Police were alerted, but the parents of other students say they only found out about the ‘awful’ event when their children called them while ‘crying’ in the toilets.
The school immediately informed Daisy’s mother about the incident who took her to hospital.
Mr Andrew went to the school and called the police. The school said they had also alerted officers.
Mr Andrew said: ‘My other half took her to hospital – they stuck the holes back together and plastered her up.
‘I can’t make sense of it because you don’t expect it to happen at a countryside school.
‘It’s not the school’s fault this has happened, but I hope appropriate action is taken. She should be able to go to school and feel safe.’
Daisy was left with two 15mm-deep puncture wounds following the incident
A spokesperson for the school said: ‘Without seeking to minimise the impact on the victim, the incident has been exaggerated on social media.
‘A minor injury was caused to the leg of a female pupil by a boy using a pair of small scissors.
‘The school nurse dealt with the cut initially but, as a precaution, the girl went to A&E where the injury was examined and appropriate care and attention were provided.
‘The police were informed, but did not attend the school.’
The spokesperson said the boy’s actions were ‘clearly unacceptable’ and school bosses are making further inquiries about the circumstances before taking any disciplinary action.
They added: ‘Both sets of parents have been supportive of the school’s actions and the girl has expressed a wish to return to school as soon as possible.’
Police confirmed they were contacted at 11.40am on Tuesday following a report that a child had been injured at a school in Tenterden.
Officers are liaising with the school to establish the cause of the injury and the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Homewood is the biggest school in Kent with over 2000 pupils and currently has a ‘requires improvement’ rating from Ofsted.
Before 2019, the school was consistently rated ‘good’ by the watchdog.
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