A father has been cautioned after he tried to speak to his son’s head teacher over allegations that his son had been bullied.
Shaun Mulchinock arrived at the primary school gates on Friday with a friend ready to take his two children home.
Teachers feared that he had a weapon in his hand, but he clarified the matter saying: ‘They said I had a brick with me but it was a concrete turtle. It was given to me by one of my friends who came to make sure I didn’t kick off.’
The dad said the head teacher would not speak to him and when police arrived he was taken into custody for threatening behaviour.
Jamie, eight, and Mulchinock’s daughter, four, have both been taken out of school.
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He arrived at school on Friday morning with the intention of taking his children out of class but says he was not allowed inside the buildings of Francis Askew Primary School.
He said: ‘I can’t deal with it (the alleged bullying). It breaks my heart. He’s been bullied for the last 12 or 13 months.
‘About eight months ago he had to go to the hospital after being punched in the eye which gave him a blood clot. He had a disagreement with someone in the class. The kid has come round and whacked him and he’s ended up in Hull Royal [hospital].
‘He’s been punched and kicked. The lad has not had it easy and he’s behind with all his schooling anyway. One of them will run up to him and kick him and then he’ll go up to them ask why they’ve done it and he’ll get kicked by two others.
‘It’s because he’s not all that bright. He is one of them that likes to stay in and relax and not go out.’
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Mr Mulchinock sent his son to boxing classes to help him deal with the bullying.
He added: ‘It’s getting beyond a joke so I’ve taken them out. I need to get them into a different school. I’m going to see if I can go home-schooled.
‘I can’t deal with it. It breaks my heart. I feel helpless.’
A school spokesman said they ‘will not tolerate threatening behaviour towards our staff’ and they take bullying ‘incredibly seriously’.
Mr Mulchinock was released with a caution.