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Ribblesdale High indecent exposure prankster 'banned from school prom'

Lancashire Telegraph: Part of the offending photo in the Ribblesdale High School year book Part of the offending photo in the Ribblesdale High School year book

AN online petition has been launched after campaigners claim a Clitheroe teenager, who indecently exposed himself in a group photo, has been barred from the school prom.

The 16-year-old pupil at Ribblesdale High School was ‘disciplined’ after indecently exposing himself in a group photograph in his year book.

The prank was not spotted until the 240 leavers' yearbooks were given out.

Headteacher Stephen Cox immediately recalled the whole set and took out the offending page before redistributing them.

Although no copies of the complete yearbook are believed to have left the premises, the picture has been circulated on social media. Mr Cox said the student 'deeply regrets' his actions and the matter is closed.

But Tracey Edwardson, a mum of another pupil at the Clitheroe school, claims he has been banned from the Year 11 prom at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Clayton-le-Moors on June 25.

The petition has so far attracted more than 1,000 backers.

Mrs Edwardson said on the petition’s Facebook page: “He's been expelled from school and now can't attend his prom night so I'm asking people to support him and write their comments on here and we will present this to school. Yes it was a daft prank something any 16-year-old is capable of, but he's spent five years at the school and should be able to go to his leavers prom night. As a parent I'm looking for as much support as possible.

“It was a laugh that went wrong and I'm sure he will be missed by many friends on the night if he's unable to go.”

Petition supporter Cindy Rhodes said: “Yes, the young man did something silly and I'm sure he regrets it, but banning him from the prom will cause more harm than good.

“Let him know that his mistake has caused a little upset but also let him know that you are willing to show some leniency and allow him to finish school with positive memories rather than hatred towards his seniors.”

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1:27pm Mon 26 May 14

jimpy0 says...

People have been put on the sex offenders register for less.
People have been put on the sex offenders register for less. jimpy0
  • Score: 7

2:05pm Mon 26 May 14

Bramley Meade Boy says...

Has this petition got the backing of the boy's parents?
Has this petition got the backing of the boy's parents? Bramley Meade Boy
  • Score: 5

2:49pm Mon 26 May 14

kingbilly says...

well done the guy deserves a medal
well done the guy deserves a medal kingbilly
  • Score: -9

3:59pm Mon 26 May 14

clitheroe blue boy says...

Bramley Meade Boy wrote:
Has this petition got the backing of the boy's parents?
In other reports, Tracey Edwardson states she doesn't even know the expelled lads parents!

Has she therefore spoken to them and told them about the petition she has set up? I would have thought the lads parents would have something to say about this. Or have they had no choice and just had it thrust upon them?

Has the lad involved and his parents, asked for this petition or given it their blessing? Surely they have spoken to the school in private re this decision, and the appeals procedure? Can anybody enlighten us on any of this? I haven't seen or read any comments from his parents?

As the saying goes, fight your own battles and not somebody else's.
I wouldn't be sticking my nose in other peoples problems, especially if I didn't know them. However, if asked then I would either offer or decline my help.
[quote][p][bold]Bramley Meade Boy[/bold] wrote: Has this petition got the backing of the boy's parents?[/p][/quote]In other reports, Tracey Edwardson states she doesn't even know the expelled lads parents! Has she therefore spoken to them and told them about the petition she has set up? I would have thought the lads parents would have something to say about this. Or have they had no choice and just had it thrust upon them? Has the lad involved and his parents, asked for this petition or given it their blessing? Surely they have spoken to the school in private re this decision, and the appeals procedure? Can anybody enlighten us on any of this? I haven't seen or read any comments from his parents? As the saying goes, fight your own battles and not somebody else's. I wouldn't be sticking my nose in other peoples problems, especially if I didn't know them. However, if asked then I would either offer or decline my help. clitheroe blue boy
  • Score: 10

4:20pm Mon 26 May 14

vicn1956 says...

Just read the parents comments and you know where a large part of the blame lies. "My son can do no wrong and everyone else is being unfair."

They used to call "children" like this spoilt rotten. And the rest of us are supposed to put up with it.
Just read the parents comments and you know where a large part of the blame lies. "My son can do no wrong and everyone else is being unfair." They used to call "children" like this spoilt rotten. And the rest of us are supposed to put up with it. vicn1956
  • Score: 17

5:02pm Mon 26 May 14

caballo says...

Actions have consequences, a wholly proportionate response from the school.
Actions have consequences, a wholly proportionate response from the school. caballo
  • Score: 16

6:38pm Mon 26 May 14

drunken donut says...

M Foster wrote:
Headline "Fury over 'offensive' 'Pakistani only' to let sign in Nelson."
No comments again I see.
The LET are racist and biased, if this had been a Christian family saying no homosexuals they would have been arrested for a hate crime, this country is finished.
[quote][p][bold]M Foster[/bold] wrote: Headline "Fury over 'offensive' 'Pakistani only' to let sign in Nelson." No comments again I see.[/p][/quote]The LET are racist and biased, if this had been a Christian family saying no homosexuals they would have been arrested for a hate crime, this country is finished. drunken donut
  • Score: 5

10:53am Tue 27 May 14

Mikeee47 says...

M Foster wrote:
Headline "Fury over 'offensive' 'Pakistani only' to let sign in Nelson."
No comments again I see.
Nor will be, just look what happened to the Padiham chipshop owner, anything Asian, muslim, or ethnic related we're not allowed,, so much for free speech, so much for a free country, and free press.
Maybe UKIP will sort out this mess we're in come the Election. lets not forget these people need the UK, the UK doesn't NEED them.
The LET is run by asians
[quote][p][bold]M Foster[/bold] wrote: Headline "Fury over 'offensive' 'Pakistani only' to let sign in Nelson." No comments again I see.[/p][/quote]Nor will be, just look what happened to the Padiham chipshop owner, anything Asian, muslim, or ethnic related we're not allowed,, so much for free speech, so much for a free country, and free press. Maybe UKIP will sort out this mess we're in come the Election. lets not forget these people need the UK, the UK doesn't NEED them. The LET is run by asians Mikeee47
  • Score: 3

1:25pm Tue 27 May 14

M Foster says...

Mikeee47 wrote:
M Foster wrote:
Headline "Fury over 'offensive' 'Pakistani only' to let sign in Nelson."
No comments again I see.
Nor will be, just look what happened to the Padiham chipshop owner, anything Asian, muslim, or ethnic related we're not allowed,, so much for free speech, so much for a free country, and free press.
Maybe UKIP will sort out this mess we're in come the Election. lets not forget these people need the UK, the UK doesn't NEED them.
The LET is run by asians
I see my original comment is removed - no surprise there. On what grounds, racist content, libel, hate crime, profanities, etc?
As I just commented today in the Daily Express who also runs this story and who, sensibly, allows comment -

No hate crime or racist crime here then? Thank you Daily Express for at least allowing comment as it is more than our local rag,The Lancashire Telegraph will do. They are so busy sucking up to the large Muslim population in East Lancs that on ANY stories that concern them (and most of those appear to do with criminal activity) they will not allow comments. They are an absolute disgrace in trying to stifle free speech and expression as I keep reminding them. In attempting to quell any discord between the various ethnic groups (mainly Asians, East Europeans and indigenous British here in Nelson where the sign appeared) they are just stoking up more resentmant in people being gagged. Yes, many past issues have caused volotile expressions on the printed page but better that than on the streets.
[quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M Foster[/bold] wrote: Headline "Fury over 'offensive' 'Pakistani only' to let sign in Nelson." No comments again I see.[/p][/quote]Nor will be, just look what happened to the Padiham chipshop owner, anything Asian, muslim, or ethnic related we're not allowed,, so much for free speech, so much for a free country, and free press. Maybe UKIP will sort out this mess we're in come the Election. lets not forget these people need the UK, the UK doesn't NEED them. The LET is run by asians[/p][/quote]I see my original comment is removed - no surprise there. On what grounds, racist content, libel, hate crime, profanities, etc? As I just commented today in the Daily Express who also runs this story and who, sensibly, allows comment - No hate crime or racist crime here then? Thank you Daily Express for at least allowing comment as it is more than our local rag,The Lancashire Telegraph will do. They are so busy sucking up to the large Muslim population in East Lancs that on ANY stories that concern them (and most of those appear to do with criminal activity) they will not allow comments. They are an absolute disgrace in trying to stifle free speech and expression as I keep reminding them. In attempting to quell any discord between the various ethnic groups (mainly Asians, East Europeans and indigenous British here in Nelson where the sign appeared) they are just stoking up more resentmant in people being gagged. Yes, many past issues have caused volotile expressions on the printed page but better that than on the streets. M Foster
  • Score: 2

1:34pm Tue 27 May 14

M Foster says...

Mikeee47 wrote:
M Foster wrote:
Headline "Fury over 'offensive' 'Pakistani only' to let sign in Nelson."
No comments again I see.
Nor will be, just look what happened to the Padiham chipshop owner, anything Asian, muslim, or ethnic related we're not allowed,, so much for free speech, so much for a free country, and free press.
Maybe UKIP will sort out this mess we're in come the Election. lets not forget these people need the UK, the UK doesn't NEED them.
The LET is run by asians
I see my original comment is removed - no surprise there. On what grounds, racist content, libel, hate crime, profanities, etc?
As I just commented today in the Daily Express who also runs this story and who, sensibly, allows comment -

No hate crime or racist crime here then? Thank you Daily Express for at least allowing comment as it is more than our local rag,The Lancashire Telegraph will do. They are so busy sucking up to the large Muslim population in East Lancs that on ANY stories that concern them (and most of those appear to do with criminal activity) they will not allow comments. They are an absolute disgrace in trying to stifle free speech and expression as I keep reminding them. In attempting to quell any discord between the various ethnic groups (mainly Asians, East Europeans and indigenous British here in Nelson where the sign appeared) they are just stoking up more resentmant in people being gagged. Yes, many past issues have caused volotile expressions on the printed page but better that than on the streets.
[quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]M Foster[/bold] wrote: Headline "Fury over 'offensive' 'Pakistani only' to let sign in Nelson." No comments again I see.[/p][/quote]Nor will be, just look what happened to the Padiham chipshop owner, anything Asian, muslim, or ethnic related we're not allowed,, so much for free speech, so much for a free country, and free press. Maybe UKIP will sort out this mess we're in come the Election. lets not forget these people need the UK, the UK doesn't NEED them. The LET is run by asians[/p][/quote]I see my original comment is removed - no surprise there. On what grounds, racist content, libel, hate crime, profanities, etc? As I just commented today in the Daily Express who also runs this story and who, sensibly, allows comment - No hate crime or racist crime here then? Thank you Daily Express for at least allowing comment as it is more than our local rag,The Lancashire Telegraph will do. They are so busy sucking up to the large Muslim population in East Lancs that on ANY stories that concern them (and most of those appear to do with criminal activity) they will not allow comments. They are an absolute disgrace in trying to stifle free speech and expression as I keep reminding them. In attempting to quell any discord between the various ethnic groups (mainly Asians, East Europeans and indigenous British here in Nelson where the sign appeared) they are just stoking up more resentmant in people being gagged. Yes, many past issues have caused volotile expressions on the printed page but better that than on the streets. M Foster
  • Score: 1

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