When her five year old son Vandeleur was excluded from his kindergarten class merely for having a piercing, concerned mum Flangia Scrutter felt it was the final straw.
"Little Vandy were proper set on havin' it done when he come back from his dads. He's a really caring and sensitive lad, so when it said in the video that girls really liked it, he set 'is heart on it and I couldn't let him down" said Flangia. "It's only 'cos the school has got it in for my little angel that they're picking on him again...its got so its any excuse to have me coming in, it don't matter what I do. I get him ultra-light extra-filtered Benson and Hedges for his breaktime, but it don't make no difference to them, they're on the bleeding phone and if I hadn't been off sick with my labial neuralgia that would've been more time off work."
Headmaster Carl Machin denied the school's policy was draconian and anti-libertarian."At Scunthorpe St Saviour's we pride ourselves on developing the child as a whole, and we set our behaviour and dress code accordingly. Whilst Ms Scrutter is correct that there is no specific exemption for a Prince Albert penile piercing, we feel it clearly contravenes the spirit, if not the letter of our rules."