A student playing 'Knights and Dragons' with a ruler was enough for police to be called.
The student, 9-year-old, Kyron Bradley was playing outside during recess at St George's Bickley CE Primary School in London on April 27.
That same day, the boy's mother Natasha Bradley met with the head teacher Geraldine Shackleton to deal with the incident. But two days later, she was notified that police were being called in to talk to her son.
Bradley says her son was just playing and it's 'what boys do'.
“I explained to my son that it was a stupid game to play as he could have fallen with the ruler. He cried, but he understood,” she told The Daily Mail.
An unnamed parent defended Bradley and went on the offense against the school.
“These boys were just playing knights and dragons in the playground. They could have been using a stick, a ruler or their imagination - the whole thing is totally over the top and a waste of police resources,” the parent said.
Shackleton, however, wasn't backing down.
“Sometimes having a gentle conversation with children, with parents or guardians present, can help young people fully understand possible consequences of actions they have taken. I am expected to use my judgement and act appropriately to ensure children and staff in my school are safe,” she said.
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