Bullies blight Kyle's school life

IPSWICH mum Deana Martin fears every time she picks her son up from school.Bullies have made 11-year-old Kyle's life hell and she longs for the day the torment will stop.

IPSWICH mum Deana Martin fears every time she picks her son up from school.

Bullies have made 11-year-old Kyle's life hell and she longs for the day the torment will stop.

"He's had chairs smashed into his fingers at school," said Mrs Martin, of Parnell Road. "He's been punched and there is the name calling.

"He had paint thrown at his face by one of the children but was told he had done something to antagonise the situation.


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"Paint thrown is highly dangerous. If it wasn't for the fact he had glasses on it could have gone in his eyes."

Astonishingly her son has even been hurled abuse from a few parents on his way home from Castle Hill Junior School – although this has now stopped.

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"I don't know why it has happened," she said. "It is making his life hell. Sometimes he comes home in tears.

"A year ago when we moved here from Clacton-on-Sea he was the new boy at school.

"That's how it has kicked off then it escalated from there.

"The physical abuse we won't tolerate. I just want him to feel safe. I want it sorted out. He doesn't feel safe coming home from school.

"He's been abused. He has glasses and gets called four eyes and they also abuse him about me because I use a walking stick.

"Some of the words they use are unbelievable. It would be nice if he could feel safe like any normal child and come home from school happy.

"I don't feel there is enough done by the school to combat this."

Headteacher Ruth Hart said it was something the school were dealing with but added: "I am not prepared to make a comment about it."

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