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School Pushes Mother to the Limits
Heathfeild School where the incident took place.
By Charlie Huddlestone Rachel Monogan, Mother of two, has been charged with assault yesterday after attacking another mother whose child bullied 9 year old Tilly Monogan till she tried to kill herself. Mrs Monogan’s 9 year old daughter who has severe disabilities was bullied constantly till she tried to commit suicide; Mrs Monogan was in disbelief with her daughter’s actions and in disgust at how the school failed to do anything to resolve the problem. Ms Johnson, The mother of Luke who spat, punched and swore continually at Tilly, amongst other appalling behaviour, was confronted by Mrs Monogan at the school gates accusing her of not bringing up her child correctly and not being a good mother. Ms Johnson reacted accusing Mrs Monogan for having “preferred treatment” because of her daughter’s disabilities and continued showing discriminative behaviour towards Tilly. The situation escalated from there by Mrs Monogan attacking Ms Johnson till she lay unconscious on the floor. Ms Johnson is now recovering in Selly Oak hospital
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Child Bullying becomes dangerous! and will be charged for disturbing the peace and harassment. Witnesses say” It was a horrible thing to witness, especially for the children coming out of school, But some of the things that she ( Ms Johnson) came out with were disgusting” Teachers at HeathFeild school in Kings Norton apologised for what has gone on, and that the situation was not in their control. Mrs Monogan’s response was that if it wasn’t their responsibility to make sure that peoples children are safe when they leave them at the gates at school then whose is it. Mrs Monogan, who has been sentenced for 3 months community service has said that its unacceptable, and can’t happen anymore, “It’s the hardest thing to see your child go through so much suffering and not able to do anything about it, Tilly used to come home every day and cry about what she had been through in the day, I approached the teachers at Woodbridge, 6 or 7 times in 2 years about the bullying Tilly was going through but nothing seemed to have
changed. One day when Tilly came home she managed to get hold of 2 packets of paracetamol, I caught her just before she was about to take them, She then broke down in my arms and confessed everything to me, I felt completely powerless and annoyed at how some child could make someone so innocent feel like taking their own life, I was even more disgusted at how the staff at Woodbridge had let me down, but not only that but my daughter too, They have destroyed her life.” There is now an ongoing study into teachers and bullying in Primary schools and how they deal with the problem, Birmingham City Council have issued a statement saying “it’s a despicable thing which has happened and we are going to make sure for Tilly’s and Mrs Monogan’s sake that this never happens again, However this Is only a single isolated incident, there are many more like Tilly out there which is why we are determined to help and resolve it with all our available resources.”
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BIRMINGHAM CITY CENTER on a staurday is normally hetic, so when BNP campaigners stood out on the streets, it was unbearable. Passers by were trapped in shops, forced to the sides and many were made to go home by West Midlands police. 60 people were of said to of been injured in the riots and a further 15 were in hospital a few hours later due to bruising and other minor injuries. 300 people were said to have taken part in the roits on saturday, 80 of which were arrested causing further problems for shoppers, shop owners, and the police and ambulance service. A witness to the event described it as terrorfying and completely out of control, “ I was with my two daughters passing through New street after
a day out at the sealife center, when we were pushed aside by rioters, I didnt know which way to turn and with two young children i found it extremly hard to find a safe route to go as they seemed to be everywhere” West midlands police saidssaissaidsaidtthey that they have now put forward ideas for safer protests which would be control to prevent further incidents in the future. However local people have complained at the lack of action which happened when serious incidents like saturdays event. The city center carried on as normal after the rioters were moved on and saturday shopping continued, they is said that there will be a scheduled protest at the town hall on the 13th December,
Ambulance and Police services have been informed and are set to be on hand if anything further happens. But Councillers are saying there should be no furthers probelems.
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SUPERBRUMMY! By Jake Edwards
School rasises over £7,000 For Charity! West Heath in Birmingham has raised over 7,000 for a local charity. A Methodist church the town was serverly destroyed by the storms in Feburary and has been unable to amend them, ‘The cost were too great, and it would of been a massive task” Local MP’s told us, But the kindness of the local people backing the charitable work done by the college has paid off and they have reached their originial goal, but the money seems to keep rolling in for the new church. “ Im overwhelmed at how much the children have put in and the lengths they have gone to to make this a succes” Says Rev. John Davies. The Reconstruction is to take place on the 23rd of November and the church is asking for volunters to help with the massive project. “It couldnt of been done without the help of the public, and we are very touched by all the kindness they have demonstrated whilst this mammoth task began, it has been an great pleasure to be apart of the new generations caring and loving characteristics which many these days gets wrong.” Members of the church told Local Enquiry on Tuesday.
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When youths decided to break in to a house in Balsall Heath, The last thing they fought would happen is that a 40 yr old woman would take both of them down. Mrs Hemmings born and bread in birmingham couldnt believe her eyes when two teenagers, aged 17 and 18 broke in to her home on haloween. “I was just settling the kids down and just happened to hear a voice outside the back door, so i went downstairs and spotted the two youngsters, I waited about 10 minutes deciding what i should do, then i remebered that i had left my sons skateboard in the hall, so i quickly grabbed it, threw a glass at them as i entered the kitchen and then hit them both over the head at the same time with the skateboard, Immediatly the were both on the floor so i decided to lock the back door and window and then lock the kitchen from the outside, thanks to my toddlers safty locks we had put up, so they were trapped in untill the police came and took them away.” West Midlands Police were astonished at the bravery of Mrs Hemmings, and rewarded her with a £1000 and a certificate. “Its people like Mrs Hemmings which prove that if we all worked together we can stamp out crimes in Birmingham, We would advise those not to do what Mrs hammings did as it was extremely lucky she had the security in place, If anything happens in your area, but advised to install a burgular alarm or set up your own local lookout” Police officials stated. There has been a dramtic increase in bugulary in the Kings Heath/Moseley area reports state, and according to local councils they are trying to do everything that they can do to tackle it head on, however the moral to this story is to always keep childrens toys lying around just incase
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