Fareham school called police to deal with boy, seven

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A MUM has criticised a school for calling the police after her son Jake broke a window.

The seven-year-old is a pupil at Wallisdean Junior School in Fareham and suffers from ADHD. He is also on the autistic spectrum and is partly deaf.

21/11/14  KB''Hannah Warwick from Gosport with her son Jake Warwick (seven), who has special needs. He has been expelled from his school after he was sent outside without a coat which upset him causing the school to call the police. 'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (143209-06wide) PPP-141121-160126003

21/11/14 KB''Hannah Warwick from Gosport with her son Jake Warwick (seven), who has special needs. He has been expelled from his school after he was sent outside without a coat which upset him causing the school to call the police. 'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (143209-06wide) PPP-141121-160126003

During an incident at the school, Jake lost his temper and went outside.

Staff followed him but left him outside as he was behaving badly.

And when Jake smashed a window with a metal bar in an attempt to get back inside, the school called the police.

Mum Hannah Warwick, 28, of Tintern Road in Gosport, said: ‘Because of his special needs he can’t articulate his emotions and his feelings. The police talked to Jake and told him if he was older they would have taken him to the police station. Now, he’s traumatised.

‘He thinks he’s going to prison. How do you explain to a child with a disability that he’s not going to prison?’

Jake has had trouble sleeping since the incident.

Hannah had wanted her son to go to Heathfield Special School in Fareham, but there was no 
space.

She was told that Wallisdean Juniors would be able to meet his needs instead.

Jake was suspended for a week but now he is being home schooled as Hannah doesn’t want him to return.

‘His needs aren’t being met. I will not let this continue and send my son to a school that can’t meet his needs,’ she added.

‘It leaves us with too many questions. He doesn’t feel safe.

‘It shouldn’t have been able to happen. It put my son and others at risk. I want to fight for Jake.

‘He’s lost so much education already. He learnt next to nothing in the infant school.

‘The school that he was in can’t even keep him safe. That could have been handled completely differently.’

Hampshire police confirmed they attended the school.