A Mum Pulled Her Son Out Of School After He Missed Lunch Because He Was Having A Poo
A mum pulled her son out of school after he missed lunch because he took too long having a poo.
Stacy Jarvis has claimed her son Jayden Hunter went an entire day without food at Longhill Primary School, Hull, because by the time he had finished in the toilet staff were already packing away.
Jayden usually has hot dinners at lunch but his mum said 'he was having a poo and there was nothing left'.
Speaking to Hull Daily Mail, the 31-year-old said Jayden was offered a tuna sandwich but he doesn't like them so didn't eat at all.
She removed her son from the school and says she will only allow him to return once she has received an apology.
The worried mum said: "They pulled me in when I picked the bains up and said, 'Jayden will come out and tell you he had no lunch because he took his time on the toilet, so the only option left was a tuna sandwich and he doesn't like it.
"I said I was a phone call away, and they could have rang me to bring a lunch in so he was at least fed, not going six-and-a-half hours without food.
"They said 'I was too busy to give you a call', so I said 'all the staff in this school and no one could give me a call?' I was fuming.
"He usually gets a hot meal, but he was having a poo and there was nothing left, but they apparently made three Year 6s a cheese sandwich, but Jayden only got offered a tuna sandwich."
Miss Jarvis, who is heavily pregnant with her fourth child, went into the school the next day to try and avoid a similar situation happening in the future, but said a row erupted with the headteacher.
She told the publication: "I tried talking to the head about it, but her attitude was, 'I never got told', so I said, 'this is why I've come to you, you're meant to know about issues that go on with parents and pupils'.
"I said, 'it won't happen again, I've told him, you don't stay at school without any lunch, you come home' and she said, 'I don't think that's right to tell your child to leave school' and I said, 'well I don't think it's right to let my child starve'.
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"She said, 'we would have to ring the police if you did that'. I said, 'would you like it if your child was at school with no dinner?' and she said, 'I'm sure there's a way around it', but I said, 'well there's not been'.
"She said, 'I don't like the way you speak to me' and I said, 'I don't like how Jayden was at school all day without food all day'.
"I've tried speaking to her and I've got nowhere with her, it's like I was stood there talking to myself.
"Their attitude is 'well if he doesn't like it [the tuna sandwich], then tough. It's not his fault he missed out. You don't know how long you're going to be on the toilet for, do you?
"I said, 'you would not eat something you do not like', and she said you would if you were hungry.
"She's not solved nothing. I said, 'look, I don't want this to happen again, it's out of order, he was starving, he's a big lad, I'm not going to lie, he likes his food, he was upset'.
"She said, 'I find you rude to my staff', but I am a person who says it how it is and that's what they don't like.
"I said, 'right well he won't be going to school'. I've kept him off school.
"If the situation had got resolved and I wasn't spoken to like they wasn't bothered about my child then I would not have taken it further."
Jayden has now been sent to Thanet Primary School, where he has been a pupil for the past eight months.
A spokesperson for Thanet Primary School said: "Thanet Primary School ensures that every pupil at the school is provided with a nutritious meal at lunchtime.
"Parents are always welcome to contact the school to discuss their children's meal options."
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